Backup Windows operating system to 3TB External USB Hard Drive
Posted on 2014-02-11
I have a problem backing up SBS2011 using native Windows Server Backup to any external USB HD bigger than 2TB. Also I had to reduce the partition size to < 2TB on SBS2011 server because if the partition is greater than 2TB, it won't backup either. So 2TB barrier seemed to apply on both external USB HD size and internal hard drive partition.
That said, I have following questions as I am thinking about purchasing Seagate FreeAgent Back Up Plus Desk 3 TB HDs (Mfg Part# STCA3000101)
(1) Has much changed since last year in terms of 2TB barrrier on SBS2011?
(2) Does 2TB barrier apply to Windows 7 or Windows 8 operating systems if I use native windows backup software?
I would like to hear from experts who have used 3 or 4TB external USB drives.