Server Backup Policy
Before First Use
Each drive has to be formatted using NTFS. The easiest way to do this is to plug the drive into the RDP server connected toaster. Then on the RDP (as admin) open the server manager, choose tools (top right), and choose "computer management". Under Storage (left pane) - choose Disk Management. It will detect the new drive and ask whether you want MBR or GPT, select GPT. Then will show up as a black, unallocated partition. Right click, choose New Simple Volume.
For the backup drive that will be used with the RDP, let the Windows Server Backup manager (also under Storage) format the drive.
Mounting the drives on Linux
As root do the following:
lsblk //This checks the filesystem. It will report the volumne name (e.g., /dev/sde) mkdir /media/mountname //we use usb_backup mount -t NTFS /dev/sde /media/mountname
Note "lshw | less" is the verbose version of lsblk.