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Newbie to servers
We recently added a couple MyBook external drives to our server as the internals are reaching capacity. The problem is neither one of them are being recognized on the network. They only show up on the server computer. We want to move or copy all the data on the C: drive to the new 2TB MyBook. Any help would be greatly appreciated! We are running Microsoft Server 2003.
You better only move user data from the C: drive to the external drives. Leave the system files on the C: drive.
Are the external drives shared? If not, then they won't show up on the network. Once shared, you need to grant user or group permissions to the shares.
Are you running Active Directory as well?
You need to right click on the drive in my computer and go to sharing. Under that tab, you'll see areas for naming the share and also for giving permission to that drive. You'll need to name the share something. For permission, you just need to add your users in and give them whatever permissions they need. (Read, write, execute, list, etc)
Once you get all that setup, you need to either modify the user login script to map that new share. Or you can just go to each computer manually and go to my computer, tools, map network drive, then enter for the location of the drive. Easiest way to do the location is to type "\\IP Address\share name". Then click map and all is well.
Btw, these direction might not be totally step for step but it should help you out.
Derek Van Winkle
FBC Biloxi, MS