Step 6: Add Data to the Protected Drive
Awhile back, I added about 40GB of Entourage episodes in MP4 format and DVD resolution to my WHS2011 Videos folder to test streaming to my PlayStation 3’s. I decided to move this data to the protected drive to see how it worked and to test the streaming performance.
On the Server tab in the Dashboard, I highlighted the Videos folder and clicked on Move the Folder. The server warns me to make sure that the data is backed up before I perform this operation. Being a radical guy, I ignored this warning.
I clicked on Next.
The wizard asked me to choose a new location for the data.
I chose F, the drive letter for the protected drive.
The wizard started to move data onto the protected drive, even though it was synchronizing at the time.
Once the copy completed, the server reminded me to make sure that the new folder is configured to be backed up. Still feeling radical, I ignored this suggestion.
As you can see, my Videos server folder is now hosted on F:\. Just as I wanted. Cool! I’ll test the streaming tomorrow when I have some time.