Backup to shared folder

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packerman
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Backup to shared folder

Post by packerman » Sat Jul 08, 2023 4:39 pm

Hi.

I'm trying to figure out how run a backup to a network shared folder. I get to the Select the destination for the new image section.

It has option to put folder path. Most backup programs have a folder path you put in like \\NAS\Backup then they ask for credentials to write data to that location. I haven't been able to figure out how to do the same with R-Drive. I looked through some documentation but have been unsuccessful. Any guidance would be appreciated.

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Re: Backup to shared folder

Post by Alt » Mon Jul 10, 2023 11:58 am

Does you try to set up a task, or just perform actions manually? If the latter, just connect the share manually before performing the action.

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Re: Backup to shared folder

Post by packerman » Tue Jul 11, 2023 1:45 am

Sorry I didn't see your response.

I opened R-Drive Image and selected Create image. Selected partition then I get to Select Destination for the new image. This is where I'm drawing a blank.

How do I connect the share manually?

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Re: Backup to shared folder

Post by Alt » Tue Jul 11, 2023 7:42 am

packerman wrote:
Tue Jul 11, 2023 1:45 am
How do I connect the share manually?
Using File explorer. Right-click This PC and select Map network drive. And follow the steps.

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Re: Backup to shared folder

Post by packerman » Tue Jul 11, 2023 11:01 am

Wow so you require that Windows has access to the folder share in order to do backups? What about ransomware and other offenders who could just delete the backup? I can't remember the last time I saw a backup program that couldn't prompt and encrypt credentials for a folder share.

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Re: Backup to shared folder

Post by Alt » Wed Jul 12, 2023 1:47 pm

Any backup Windows software works with network shares through its host Windows system. Regardless of whether it connects to a share itself or using an already created share by Windows/user.

You may though use a standard URL syntax:  \\[[domain;]username[:password]@]hostname\share\path

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Re: Backup to shared folder

Post by packerman » Wed Jul 12, 2023 5:08 pm

Sorry I'm not familiar with \\[[domain;]username[:password]@]hostname\share\path

Let's say my share is \\nas\backup

Username is admin and password is password. Just using this as example. How would that be filled out in the path above please?

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Re: Backup to shared folder

Post by Alt » Wed Jul 12, 2023 5:17 pm

packerman wrote:
Wed Jul 12, 2023 5:08 pm
Let's say my share is \\nas\backup
Username is admin and password is password. Just using this as example. How would that be filled out in the path above please?

\\admin:password@nas\backup

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Re: Backup to shared folder

Post by packerman » Wed Jul 12, 2023 5:53 pm

So I get to select destination for the new image part.

I put in

\\admin:password@wdmycloudex2\backup in the file name portion. Nothing happens though. What am I missing?

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Re: Backup to shared folder

Post by Alt » Thu Jul 13, 2023 10:46 am

Did you click the Next button? And did you add a disk name to the path?

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