Will Windows 7 native backup work with external raid?

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.
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  1. Depends on the partition format of the hard disk.
    Check the format with a partitioning program.
  2. Thanks evongugg- are you saying that the partition needs to be NTFS for Windows 7 to use it for backups?

    Thanks in advance,
    Dan
  3. Either NTFS, FAT32 or FAT will work.
    EXT2 and EXT3 will work with a driver.
  4. iSCSI will work with an Initiator driver.
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