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    Re: Backing Up System State

    You'd need a PCI (Express?) eSATA Adapter, like this one.


    Quote Originally Posted by mrforgetful
    but that's useless if I come to work to find it burnt to the ground, then it's a P45 lol.
    Not if they can't access the Personnel database

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    Re: Backing Up System State

    Quote Originally Posted by mrforgetful
    plexer - Offsite incase of fire. Data is RAID'd then backed up to another server onsite and we use shadow copies for restoring mainly so data is all nice and safe onsite, but that's useless if I come to work to find it burnt to the ground, then it's a P45 lol.
    We ran a fibre to our sports hall (seperate building) which is approx 200m from main block & installed a DR server there in a cupboard. Works like a dream.

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    Re: Backing Up System State

    Quote Originally Posted by broc
    Quote Originally Posted by mrforgetful
    plexer - Offsite incase of fire. Data is RAID'd then backed up to another server onsite and we use shadow copies for restoring mainly so data is all nice and safe onsite, but that's useless if I come to work to find it burnt to the ground, then it's a P45 lol.
    We ran a fibre to our sports hall (seperate building) which is approx 200m from main block & installed a DR server there in a cupboard. Works like a dream.
    We have two seperate building but the join together using link corridors. Wonder if that would be acceptable to move the backup server over there? It's already fibred as we have PCs in both buildings but Servers only in one.

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    Re: Backing Up System State

    I'm guessing this means I have PCI Express?

    PCI slots
    Standard:
    – 2 x PCI-X (64 bit / 133 MHz, hot plug capable),
    – 3 x PCI-X (64 bit/ 100 MHz)
    Riser card (optional) on slot 5:
    – 3 x PCI-X (64 bit/ 100 MHz)

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    Re: Backing Up System State

    PCI-X is not the same as PCI Express (or PCI-E if you like) !

    PCI-X is an extension of standard PCI allowing much faster data transfer speeds.
    See Here

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    Re: Backing Up System State

    Right.

    So I can't use that Controller Card then.

    Can I not buy a PCI-X controller card that will give me external SATA connectors? I'll look into it more after dinner.

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    Re: Backing Up System State

    Thankyou.

    I've also found this: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=CC-022-AD which I can combine with this: http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?...=sata&doy=11m1

    and then use these: http://www.cclonline.com/product-inf...facturer_id=15

    Would that work? Or are the connectors wrong? Should I just get a USB2 drive as it's going to have all weekend to transfer 500Gb which should be plenty of time?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Backing Up System State

    eSATA and SATA use different connectors.

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    Re: Backing Up System State

    Bastard!

    Was just looking through this page and then read your post!

    http://www.cooldrives.com/saiandsaiiin.html

    So. I'm thinking I'll give up on eSATA and go with USB2 if I don't solve it by the end of today.

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    Re: Backing Up System State

    Second to last item on this page http://www.universaluk.com/acatalog/...ler_Cards.html

    Is that what I need? Seems a bit steep that price.

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    Re: Backing Up System State

    Lighten up mrforgetful if you must use expletives then try the shift and number eight key (asterix). Remember were you are and who may be looking in.

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    Re: Backing Up System State

    ops: sorreeeee.

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