D2D (disk to disk) backup issues
Posted on 2010-01-05
Due to an exponential increase in storage use at my company due to a philosophical change in business, tape backups have become problematic due to size issues. Knowing that HDD capacity and pricing has reached a point that for a backup medium it is VERY attractive. We recycled an older system, put in a hot swap capable RAID card and removable trays and loaded up Arcserve. Now when we started we immediately realized that W2K3 server was not going allow us to use the HDDs in the manner in which we were expecting. It perceives each of the drives a different drive. We were expecting that either with the hot swap card or drivers, that the HDDs would be seen as removable media. Instead each drive wants it own drive letter or mapped mount point. I have searched the internet and have so far been unsuccessful in figuring out how to overcome this W2K3 obstacle (GPT is such a pain) So my question to this august site is.... anyone else have a better method? Or can someone give assistance on how to achieve our goal of having the drives seen as removable media?