troubleshooting Question

How to create a vhd and attach to vm sbs 2008 server

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You know it's bad when your IT Project Manager is forced into server administration! Dang recession!

I'm working on backing up the company sbs server. We have  SBS 2008 running hyper-v with a vm SBS 2008 server. To backup the server I planned to attach a external hdd cradle and 500gb sata drive. The hyper-v sees the drive and all looks good.

1. Now, how do I set the drive up as a vhd and get the vm server to see it? It looks simple, but I can't afford to crash the server.
2. Is there a problem having two vhds attached to a vm server?
3. I see a hdd attached to the hyper-v server and it's offline, can I assume that its attached to the vm server?

I can run a 20 million dollar IT project, but can't setup a vhd? I feel like such a rookie!!!

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