Accessing External HDD on a Router - From Startup Disk

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ethereal
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Accessing External HDD on a Router - From Startup Disk

Post by ethereal » Fri Feb 13, 2015 8:31 am

hello there.

i have a western digital external hdd connected to the usb3 slot on my linksys wrt1900ac router.
i have 3 machines running windows 7 ultimate and i am able to schedule backups to the external hdd using - \\192.168.1.1\Backups\Images\HTPC

on my htpc machine i ran a startup disk gui - R-DriveImage-6004.iso - i was however unable to see the hdd to restore the backups from. i was hoping there would be a browser so i could browse to it. i couldn't get map network drive to work - not sure if it is my fault or because it isn't a network drive. the only hope i could see was in the file name dialog you are allowed to type in the location and the name of the image - if i typed -

\\192.168.1.1\Backups\Images\HTPC\SSD-image_20150213_011517_1.rdr

i know in an emergency i could plug my external hdd in to the machine and it should work but i'd like to get this working while connected to my router

thank you

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Re: Accessing External HDD on a Router - From Startup Disk

Post by Alt » Fri Feb 13, 2015 12:16 pm

Well, network disks on routers have a really strange behavior. I don't know. If you have a Linux machine try to connect it to that disk and see what happens.

ethereal
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Re: Accessing External HDD on a Router - From Startup Disk

Post by ethereal » Fri Feb 13, 2015 12:34 pm

thank you for your response

i don't have any linux boxes only windows 7 and a freenas server

on the windows network the path for the external hard drive is - \\STEWART\Backups\Images\HTPC

can i use this map a network drive and how do i do it?

thank you

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Re: Accessing External HDD on a Router - From Startup Disk

Post by Alt » Fri Feb 13, 2015 2:18 pm

ethereal wrote: on the windows network the path for the external hard drive is - \\STEWART\Backups\Images\HTPC
Server IP address: IP address of STEWART
Server share name: Backups

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Re: Accessing External HDD on a Router - From Startup Disk

Post by ethereal » Fri Feb 13, 2015 3:05 pm

Thanks a lot - that's working great now

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