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IFL backup to network drive

Postby userX » Sun Sep 18, 2011 2:53 pm

on my laptop, which is running WinXP Pro, i created a bootable IFL flash drive for the purpose of making a complete image backup of the hard drive from my laptop to a NAS device on my home network. After booting into the IFL flash drive environment, i am able to mount the NAS drives, which show up as samba mounted resources. however, once i have chosen my laptop's disk drive as the source to backup, and i then get to the dialogue for choosing the destination drive, the network drive does not show up as an available option. i can see only my local drives at this point. what am i forgetting or doing wrong? thanks.
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Re: IFL backup to network drive

Postby TeraByte Support(TP) » Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:09 pm

On 09/18/2011 05:53 PM, userX wrote:
> on my laptop, which is running WinXP Pro, i created a bootable IFL
> flash drive for the purpose of making a complete image backup of the
> hard drive from my laptop to a NAS device on my home network. After
> booting into the IFL flash drive environment, i am able to mount the
> NAS drives, which show up as samba mounted resources. however, once
> i have chosen my laptop's disk drive as the source to backup, and i
> then get to the dialogue for choosing the destination drive, the
> network drive does not show up as an available option. i can see
> only my local drives at this point. what am i forgetting or doing
> wrong? thanks.


A mounted network drive won't be listed with the local drives. When
backing up to a mounted network drive, you need to choose File (OS) on
the Backup To screen (instead of File (Direct), and then navigate to the
directory where you mounted the network share.

If you used "Mount Network Shares" on the boot disk menu to mount the
network share, then the network share will typically be mounted on the
/net1 directory, which will show up as "net1" when you select File (OS).
If you choose that directory, you will then see the files/folders on the
share.


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Re: IFL backup to network drive

Postby Brian K » Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:16 pm

userX,

See Backing up to a network share (pdf) on

http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/howto/index.htm

You can also adapt this to a restore sequence.


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Re: IFL backup to network drive

Postby userX » Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:37 pm

i appreciate your promp reply. you called it right on and it worked perfectly. thank you.
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Re: IFL backup to network drive

Postby geeeee » Tue Oct 04, 2011 12:06 pm

Hello,
I just downloaded the dome of IFL and I am also having a problem writing to our Network Drive.

I have connected to the Share, I browse to /net1/Folder and enter a file name to create the image within the share, the image process runs correctly, but the image file never seems to be created on the Network share....


Any ideas? I have provided administrator credentials to the share.
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Re: IFL backup to network drive

Postby TeraByte Support(TP) » Tue Oct 04, 2011 2:16 pm

On 10/04/2011 03:06 PM, geeeee wrote:
> Hello, I just downloaded the dome of IFL and I am also having a
> problem writing to our Network Drive.
>
> I have connected to the Share, I browse to /net1/Folder and enter a
> file name to create the image within the share, the image process
> runs correctly, but the image file never seems to be created on the
> Network share....
>
>
> Any ideas? I have provided administrator credentials to the share.

If the image process appears to run normally (completes the backup
without error, etc.), then it almost surely is creating the image file
somewhere.

How are you determining that the image file was not actually created?

One thing that can happen if you use the wrong path (especially with
smaller images) is that an image file can get created in RAM (instead of
on the network share), and then you lose it when you reboot.

If not sure....you can check that after creating the image (but before
rebooting), by leaving the network shared mounted, and then use IFL to
validate the image file at the same location where you created it.

If that is successful, then unmount the network share, and then try to
validate the image again at the same location.

Again, do both steps above before rebooting.


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