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Why should I label the backup drives?

Applies To: Windows SBS 2008

Place a label on your backup drive to quickly identify the source server and the range of backup dates. Adding a label helps you identify which backup to restore your server data from, and it also helps prevent loss of data due to accidental formatting.

When you label a backup drive, you should label the drives in a way that meets the needs of your backup schedule and policy. For example, you might use a drive labeled “Disk 1” to back up data on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and a drive labeled “Disk 2” to back up data on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday.

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