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windows 2012 server backup (full and incremental) on one ofthe local drives

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We just replaced  our old server with a new windows 2012 server.  We have 3 drives: c (raid 1), e (raid 5) and f(raid 5).  We need to implement a new backup plan (full and incremental).  However, for the moment, we want to put the backup ( ideally full and incremental) in the f drive. We have more than enough space for this. We are new to 2012 server. Is it a problem to store the backup on a local drive? If possible please provide some backup steps to accomplish this.
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Normally there is no problem in storing backups on local drive. The only problem is that Windows Server Backup will erase the storage drive to define it for backup storage. So if you have data on F then copy it out. Or use a third party backup tool which makes backups and does not require formatting the drive.
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it is no problem to use an internal drive - however - consider that if the server burns up - the drive also
that's why it is better to have a backup in another place
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we do have a lot data on this drive. We can't copy it out. I guess  we will have to purchase an external backup device for this.

thank you
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thank you. can't believe that the backup  will format the drive first.

thank you again
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in such a case, i copy the data manually
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