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rory
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Registered: ‎02-27-2010
Location: Jamaica
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Rescue and Recovery -- no option for eSATA connection

I would like to start using R and R to do some backups.. I  have an external drive that is connected via the esata port on my SL410.

 

When ever I start R and R I do not see any options in there for my drive. How can select my drive to do the backups.

 

and how do I get to use this program properly.

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Herik
Posts: 1,591
Registered: ‎07-17-2009
Location: Slovakia
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Re: Rescue and Recovery -- no option for eSATA connection

Hi,

try to set this HDD as USB HDD, if in this case it wil be detected.

 

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rory
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Registered: ‎02-27-2010
Location: Jamaica
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Re: Rescue and Recovery -- no option for eSATA connection

i tried that ... it didnt see it hard drive.

 

i  have tried both the advanced R and R and the basic neither detects the drive.

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Herik
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Registered: ‎07-17-2009
Location: Slovakia
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Re: Rescue and Recovery -- no option for eSATA connection

Hi,

I would realy like to test this situation by myslef, but unfortunatley I don't have any esata HDD, that I could test right now.

 

Can anyone else check, what might be the situation in this case. :smileysad:

 

Thanks in advance

 

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rory
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Re: Rescue and Recovery -- no option for eSATA connection

no takers on this problem .....

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jral
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Registered: ‎11-19-2010
Location: Canada
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Re: Rescue and Recovery -- no option for eSATA connection

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I'm looking to buy a new external hard drive and enclosure for thinkvantage rescue and recovery backups.  Do external eSata drives work with this, or only USB?

 

 

With a T410 machine with an eSata port it would be a darn shame to have to use slow old USB. 

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jral
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Registered: ‎11-19-2010
Location: Canada
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Re: Rescue and Recovery -- no option for eSATA connection

I can confirm that ThinkVantage Rescue & Recovery will backup to an externally, eSata connected drive.  Haven't tried recovery yet...

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Herik
Posts: 1,591
Registered: ‎07-17-2009
Location: Slovakia
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Re: Rescue and Recovery -- no option for eSATA connection

Hi,

if backu works, then also restore will work.
Basically you don't need to do a full restore. Just try to boot up from this HDD and if it boots up, then you are good to go.
NOTE: Of course, the HDD is bootable only if you did not changed the default configuration, which is making an external HDD bootable.

 

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