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syb388

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ok heres the deal im trying to set up an office network with 3 desktops and a printer. dont ask me why im trying myself :) . im sure some of my questions (if not all) are gonna be stupid, but thats how we learn, right?
i bought a fantom g-force megadisk NAS drive;2x500 gb
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822204059
and a fantom 500 gb external drive.

im trying to format the nas drive as a raid1 which im pretty sure means that one drive is going mirror the other realtime. the other 500 gb is going to backup the raid drive on a daily basis, and then i want to have the 500 gb drive backed up offsite/online nightly.

im gonna take this one step at a time and im prolly gonne be back with a couple of questions in the process, the first thing is formatting the drive and creating a raid system. the drive is running some sort of linux os i think, and it allows me to format to fat32, ext2 or ext3. when i attempt to create a raid i can only choose between ext2 or ext3. i thought ext was read by linux only and i know that fat32 is soewhat outdated and limited. what do i do from here?

p.s. any suggestions regarding online/offsite backup?

thanks
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ok, i got the raid NAS set up as raid1 and mapped the drive in windows, seems to work fine. i connected the 500 gb drive directly to the NAS drive, but i cant see it in windows. anybody have any ideas on how to mount and map an external drive connected directly to a NAS storage device?
also like i mentioned earlier; any suggestions regarding online backup would be much appreciated.
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