How to Backup my WHS?
January 1, 2013 8:54 AM Subscribe
What software should I be using to backup my WHS 2011?
posted by MrBobaFett to Computers & Internet (4 answers total)
Here's a quick run down of the configuration.
I have an HP ProLiant Ultra Micro Tower MicroServer with a 230GB disk broken into a 60GB OS partition and the remainder used for file shares, also a 1 TB disk used for file shares and a 2 TB disk used for file shares.
In addition I have (4) external USB drives that are 2 TB each.
Built in backup is apparently a useless piece of crap because it can only backup a max of 2TB of data. So I need a third party backup application that will work with Windows Home Server 2011 and will allow me to use the backup scheme laid out below.
I want to plug two drives in (A set) and do a full backup on Sunday, then an incremental backup on Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat.
On Sunday I unplug the two disks (A set) and send them off site and plug in the other two (B set) and run a full back up on Sun, etc...
At the end of the week swap A and B sets again.
I'm sure I could do this with BackupExec, but I don't have $1000+ to drop on this. I'm willing to look at software up to maybe $200 if that's what it takes. I've tried HandyBackup and that doesn't seem to do what I want, or if it does it's just not obvious how to make it do it. Someone on WeGotServed recommended CrashPlan but it's configuration seemed like a total mess and wouldn't let me setup what I want to do.
If there is a better backup scheme I'd be willing to try someting else.