Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: San Antonio, TX
My first question would be, why aren't you plugging the drive into the PC to be backed up via the USB or eSATA cable? I'd guess that the answer to that is that you have a couple of PCs to back up that are networked over that router. If that's the case then you have a couple choices to make. 1) connect the drive to to PC to be backed up and give the backup file a unique name for each PC that you do. 2) get a consumer level Network Attached Storage (NAS) device that can back up your PCs over your network 3) look at a company named Storix and see if they have a freeware version, they started out as a *nix backup company, but have evolved into a top notch backup solution 4) get a 2nd HD for each PC and use Win7 backup to get the job done on each PC.
I only need to back up one of my four PCs, i use an external drive that has two 1TB drives in RAID 10, so my solution was pretty simple.
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