volume shadow copy to external drive

Is it possible to use volume shadow copy in a way that the copying takes place to a drive external to the source drive and then  that  external 'shadow copy' drive could be deployed to replace the source drive if it failed?
lineonecorpAsked:
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wantabe2Commented:
On Windows Server 2003 R2 and Shadow Copy you can use an alternate drive letter.  On Windows server 2003, you cannot.
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wantabe2Commented:
sorry, I put Win 2003...but the answer is still no for 2008... because the colume has to be on the same partition as the operating system.
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lineonecorpAuthor Commented:
Colume?
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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
He meant Volume. Get a backup software that takes images on sector level and backup your system and data drives. In case of hardware or system failure you will be able to perform bare metal restore. Even to dissimilar hardware.
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lineonecorpAuthor Commented:
Not really what I wanted. I wanted continuous copy of 'files' e.g. the kind of files you find on a file server that are the majority of what people work on - .doc, .xls, etc. Basically functions all the time in the background copying any file that changes as it changes.
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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
So you need kind of Continuous Data Protection. Don't know unfortunately anything yet that could serve you.
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lineonecorpAuthor Commented:
What about Data Protection Manager?
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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
I am not familiar with that monster but their advertisements say it can do all and more.
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