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Will Windows 7 native backup work with external raid?

Last response: in Storage
November 17, 2009 2:04:42 AM

Hi All,

I currently run a DNS-321 NAS enclosure, but Windows 7 will only backup to a network location if it is windows based (or so the online help said). I am sure that the eSATA raid enclosures are also linux based, but I am wondering if Windows 7 will back up to it because it is interfaced through eSATA rather than Samba. Any thoughts?

Thanks in advance,
Dan O.
a b G Storage
November 17, 2009 12:02:22 PM

Depends on the partition format of the hard disk.
Check the format with a partitioning program.

November 17, 2009 7:28:08 PM

Thanks evongugg- are you saying that the partition needs to be NTFS for Windows 7 to use it for backups?

Thanks in advance,
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a b G Storage
November 18, 2009 1:55:28 PM

Either NTFS, FAT32 or FAT will work.
EXT2 and EXT3 will work with a driver.

a b G Storage
November 18, 2009 2:00:25 PM

iSCSI will work with an Initiator driver.