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How to set up Backup Exec 12  to back up to USB hard drives for windows server 2003R2?

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How do I set up Backup Exec 12  to back up to USB hard drives for windows server 2003R2?
I don't want to back up to tape I would like to us external USB hard drives.
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Open backup exec and configure storage.  to use more than 1 usb drive, create a pool and add the usb drives to the pool.
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Ok, what are the steps to do that?
Where do I find configure storage?
Where do I pool and add the USB drives to pool?
Do I need to pool all the USB hard drives one after another before trying to back up?
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Sorry about that, I mis-read your version I thought it said Backup Exec 2012.
In BE 12 you need to set it up as a removable backup to disk folder for each USB Drive, then in your backup specify under Device and Media : All Devices

I only have access to 12.5 But I think it's pretty much the same.
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Do I need to format the USB hard drives?

Also can start off with two hard drives and add more later?
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If they're formatted as NTFS your good to go.  Yes you can add later.
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When setting up back for USB hard it only gives me one option for Media Set "Keep Data Infinitely - Do Not Allow Overwrite.
Is there a way to change that. The drop down menu gives me no options at all.
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Check out this link from symantec.  Looks like they have it all figured out for you.

http://www.symantec.com/connect/forums/backup-removable-usb-drives-question
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