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Windows Server Backup Destination Size Limitation

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Windows OSStorage SoftwareWindows Server 2008Windows Server 2012
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On a Windows Server 2012 R2 system, I want to have a USB disk attached locally for backups using the Windows Server Backup.
My understanding is that the disk will end up not having a drive letter and be somewhat hidden.
Is there a size limitation on the disk?  Any special considerations to prepare the disk?
I was thinking I'd seen an article that a Windows 7 machine was limited to a 2 TB USB disk for backup purposes.
I normally use Shadow Protect with a Synology NAS, other pointers in setting up the Windows Server Backup, disk selection and disk preparation would be helpful.
Ideally I would like a local 4TB USB Disk as my destination for backups.
Also if the same details would apply to a Windows Server 2008 R2 system would be helpful to know.
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