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.  Open-mouthed smile

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I clicked on Next.

The wizard asked me to choose a new location for the data.

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I chose F, the drive letter for the protected drive.

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The wizard started to move data onto the protected drive, even though it was synchronizing at the time.

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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.  Winking smile

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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.