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Set the number of media copies

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To set the number of media copies

  1. Open Remote Storage.

  2. In the console tree, right-click Remote Storage, and then click Properties.

  3. On the Media Copies tab, change the value in Number of media copy sets by clicking the UP or DOWN ARROW.


  • To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Administrators group on the local computer, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority. If the computer is joined to a domain, members of the Domain Admins group might be able to perform this procedure. As a security best practice, consider using Run as to perform this procedure.

  • To open Remote Storage, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Remote Storage.

  • Copies of remote storage media can be created only if two or more drives are available.

  • You can make up to three copies of remote storage media. You should synchronize media copies with the original media (called the media master) on a regular basis to ensure no loss of data. For information on how to synchronize media copies, see Related Topics.

  • Reducing the number of media copies does not cause any media to be deallocated, it only limits the copy sets that Remote Storage will display and access. To deallocate the media, select all the media and then delete the media copies. For information on how to delete media copies, see Related Topics.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

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