Can USB drives be used for Windows Server 2012 Backups?

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Rob Waggoner



I received the following question from Joe:

“Is there an easy way to install a USB hard drive that can be used for backups?”


Easy is always a relative term, but the following article talks about how to setup a schedule with multiple external drives and should give you what you need.

Another option these days is cloud based backup.  Windows Azure is offing a Preview of their backup service, additional details here:


Until next time,



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