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Hi everyone,

I am trying to add an additional back up folder to my server (server 8). The folder is on a shared fileserver and it keeps telling me that the path is not valid. Is there a different format to enter when specifying a shared fileserver path? I know I have done this before and I am going crazy. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Use the UNC syntax. And the name must end with a /. BTW, if this is the principal backup, this is not the recommended process for backing up.

Steven

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Thanks for replying. Please excuse my ignorance, but I don't know what UNC is. I thought I put the path in correctly according to what FM said to do. But I am using z for the drive letter because that is what the mapping of the shared folder on the server computer uses, but it doesn't like it.

And no, it is not the primary back up. I just wanted to save an additional copy on a different computer than the server is on for safety sake.

Mike

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Mapped letters are not supposed to be used becasue they will disappear when you logoff to run server.

UNC format is something like this:

filewin://servername/adminsharename$/

Steven

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