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Author:  GGHTPC [ Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:04 pm ]
Post subject:  newbie question

OK, so I did not read the best practices first (shame on me). I have a DIY WHS (HP Proliant ML110 G6) that shipped with a 160GB HDD and bought 2x 1.5 TB for storage. I added a 1.5 TB HDD and installed WHS with drivers and all. After reading some of the posts, I added the second 1.5TB HDD and used the WHS wizard to configure it as a backup disk.

After I started copying the data, I noticed something wierd - WHS complains that it is out of space and duplication can not be done. WHS is treating the second 1.5 TB as a 150ish GB drive [-(

I guess this is because the system disk is 150GB and backup is exactly the same size? Now I am hitting my head for not thinking about the best practices and should have removed the 160GB.

I am ready to reinstall WHS all over again but I am wondering if activation will be messed up? Any tips to avoid reinstall will be awesome.
Thank you in advance.

Author:  yakuza [ Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:14 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: newbie question

If you want to use duplication, I'd add both 1.5TB drives as Storage drives, and keep running the OS on the 160GB system drive. Then consider purchasing another drive for backups, a 2TB drive is less than $100.

Author:  GGHTPC [ Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:21 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: newbie question

Thank you for such a quick reply :mss: I will change the 2nd 1.5 to storage.

I am still confused why WHS is treating my 1.5TB as 150GB when I turn on the duplication? Wont it do the same even if I add a 2TB?

Author:  yakuza [ Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:22 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: newbie question

It requires two hard drives for duplication, right now it's using the 1.5TB drive for data, and the 160GB drive for duplication.

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