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Using external USB drives for ASR backup and restore

Posted on 2006-10-22
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With Windows Server 2003 can I use an external USB hard drive as the backup and restore media?  

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by:Erik Bjers
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Sure, ntbackup (comes with windows) can back up to a USB device.  Or you can use one of the many comertial products available.
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What I need to know is - in the event that I'm restoring to new hardware because my original scsi hard drives all died, would ASR detect the USB drive? So that I could access the backup file on it during the restore.

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UNfortunatly I can not find any information that says it will work, howerver I can't find any information that it will not work either.  In this case I think the best thing to do is test it.

Get a second set of drives for your server, create your backup, bring the server down, install the new drives, and try the restore.

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So in a regular ASR restore, where does the backup file reside? On the drive it's being restored to?

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