You can back up to any external storage drive that supports USB 2.0 or IEEE 1394.
To back up to an internal hard disk, click Show all valid internal and external backup destinations
When you select a backup drive, consider the following:
- Select a drive that contains sufficient space to store your data.
- The backup destination drive should be larger than the partition or partitions that you want to back up. (That is, if you want to back up a 500 gigabyte [GB] partition that contains 100 GB of data, the backup destination must be larger than 500 GB).
- The external storage drive should be empty before you configure the backup. The Configure Server Backup wizard formats the backup destination drive.