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Windows 7 Backup from WHS Share *to* Client RRS feed

  • Question

  • Here is the scenario.  HP EX475 WHS (500GB, 2X1.5TB, 2TB internal) + SansDigital TR4M Enclosure via eSATA (4X2TB).

    For an approx. 4TB shared folder on WHS (v1), I would like to turn off file duplication to free space on the server and backup that share to a seperate TR4M (4X2TB) connected to a client using Windows 7 (Ultimate) Backup.

    Question #1: Can Windows 7 backup be configured to do this?

    In a perfect world, I'd like to connect 2 eSATA enclosures to the WHS to expand the capacity.  I am not comfortable with expanding the storage via USB 2.0 device because of reduced throughput.

    Question #2: Would WHS then necessarily look to backup the client's eSATA enclosure as part of the regular PC backup?   (this would defeat the purpose)

    Wednesday, April 20, 2011 2:02 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

     

    Sorry for my misunderstanding, after my test, if this folder is shared by your Windows Home Server, we cannot use Windows 7 backup the shared folder, for your concerns, it should depend on the Windows Home Server backup, there would be a better workaround, it is recommended to ask at the corresponding forum:

     

    Windows Home Server Category

     

    Good luck.

     

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    • Marked as answer by Cloud_TS Monday, May 9, 2011 2:31 AM
    Wednesday, April 27, 2011 9:55 AM

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  • Hi,

     

    Thanks for posting in Microsoft TechNet Forum.

     

    If you want to backup shared folder, you could try to use the wbadmin command to achieve your goal, you could specify the items to include and backup target location:

     

    Wbadmin start backup

     

    Backup and recovery strategies for IT pros

     

    Hope it helps.

     

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    Thursday, April 21, 2011 9:53 AM
  • Hi,

     

    I am just writing to check the status of this thread. Was the information provided in previous reply helpful to you? Do you have any further questions or concerns? Please feel free to let us know.

     

    Alex Zhao

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    Monday, April 25, 2011 1:27 AM
  • Thank you for your response.  A few comments questions:

    1. The Wbadmin start backup link that you provided mentions Vista but not Windows 7.  Does it indeed work on Windows 7?
    2. It appears that the Wbadmin executes a scheduled backup according to parameters that have already been set (if you choose to run it that way).  My question is, can Windows 7 backup be setup to backup from a WHS v1 Shared folder to a client?  If so, then the Windows 7 Backup tool should work.
    3. I will need to make a significant hardware purchase to configure this functionality in the way that I want to, so I have not been able to test the solution yet.  This is the reason that I was asking if this is possible.

     

    Thanks again.

     

     

    Tuesday, April 26, 2011 10:31 PM
  • Hi,

     

    Sorry for my misunderstanding, after my test, if this folder is shared by your Windows Home Server, we cannot use Windows 7 backup the shared folder, for your concerns, it should depend on the Windows Home Server backup, there would be a better workaround, it is recommended to ask at the corresponding forum:

     

    Windows Home Server Category

     

    Good luck.

     

    Alex Zhao

    TechNet Subscriber Support in forum.

    If you have any feedback on our support, please contact tngfb@microsoft.com


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    • Marked as answer by Cloud_TS Monday, May 9, 2011 2:31 AM
    Wednesday, April 27, 2011 9:55 AM
  • Hi,

     

    I'm wondering if the suggestion has helped or if you have any further questions. Please feel free to let us know.

     

    Alex Zhao

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    Wednesday, May 4, 2011 1:20 AM
  • Hi,

     

    As this thread has been quiet for a while, we assume that the issue has been resolved. At this time, we will mark it as ‘Answered’ as the previous steps should be helpful for many similar scenarios. If the issue still persists, please feel free to reply this post directly so we will be notified to follow it up. You can also choose to unmark the answer as you wish.

     

    BTW, we’d love to hear your feedback about the solution. By sharing your experience you can help other community members facing similar problems. Thanks for your understanding and efforts.

     

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    Monday, May 9, 2011 2:31 AM