Backing up to a network file

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SimonF
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Post by SimonF »

Hi I have just installed FBackup and am puzzled that I cannot back up to a file on my second pc. I get the window where it offers a network location, I browse, find the file but then the "ok" box is greyed out. Am I doing something wrong please?


Adrian (Softland)
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Post by Adrian (Softland) »

Hi Simon,
We found the problem when trying to configure a backup to network. This problem will be fixed in the next build. In the meantime, you can type the UNC path to the backup destination folder.


SimonF
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Post by SimonF »

Many thanks for the post, I have typed in the file path and that has solved the problem.
Simon


Jerbear
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Post by Jerbear »

I've just downloaded the latest "FREE" version of FBackup and I tried to backup from one networked PC to another networked PC. It's telling me I need to register?
Funny thing though... IT'S NOT TELLING ME HOW TO REGISTER.
It also provided this info in the logs.......
[13:58:19] FBackup 4.0.126

[13:58:19] Search for "Warning: " and "Error: " to locate warnings and errors in this log file

[13:58:19] Starting backup for "Finance" at 13/01/2009 13:58:19

[13:58:19] Operating system: Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (build 2600)

Processor[0] : AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3800+

Physical memory (free/total) : 1330 MB/2046 MB

Display (res/color/DPI) : 1280X1024/32 bit/96

System font (name/height/size/charset) : Tahoma/-11/8/1

Admin/BkPriv/RePriv : True/True/True

IsWOW64 : False

Locale : English (United Kingdom)

[13:58:19] Checking if the drives of the sources exist

[13:58:20] Waiting for user input

Adding files and folders from the network is not allowed.

Please remove the files and folders from the network and start the backup again.

You must upgrade FBackup 4 if you want to use this source.

[13:58:58] Continuing

[13:58:58] Error: Backup aborted. Reason:

Adding files and folders from the network is not allowed.

Backup aborted at 13/01/2009 13:58:58 with 1 error(s), 0 warning(s)


Adrian (Softland)
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Post by Adrian (Softland) »

Hi,
The message you receive is not correct as you don't need to register. We will fix that.

Please not that the network sources are not allowed in FBackup.


Jerbear
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Post by Jerbear »

Please note that the network sources are not allowed in FBackup
Sorry, but are you contradicting yourself here. I'm confused. Simon seems to have had a similar problem and the response you gave hime was

..........................
Hi Simon,
We found the problem when trying to configure a backup to network. This problem will be fixed in the next build. In the meantime, you can type the UNC path to the backup destination folder
Am I missing something here


Adrian (Softland)
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Post by Adrian (Softland) »

Dear Jerbear,
There is no contradiction.

Please note that you can back up to a network destination, but you cannot back up files from a network computer.

There is a difference between the backup sources and the backup destination.


gelisol
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Post by gelisol »

Dear Admin,
I was googling the FBackup error message "Adding files and folders from a network drive is not allowed." and came upon this Forum thread.
In my work, multiple people maintain a network folder with reference documents. New references documents are placed there periodically by various people. When I am traveling and/or unable to connect to the internet, I would like to have access to a "local" copy of this repository on my laptop. Ideally I would like to use FBackup to maintain a mirror of this shared network folder on my laptop's C drive.
Are there future plans with FBackup to enable mirroring/backup where the source is a network drive and the destination is a local (e.g. laptop) drive? Was curious as to the reason that this is currently not allowed?
Thanks for your insights!
All the Best,
Bill
P.S. FBackup is a very user friendly backup tool! Great job!


Adrian (Softland)
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Post by Adrian (Softland) »

Hi,
At this moment, that feature is not available in FBackup.
If you need to back up files from a network location, we recommend you to try our commercial product: Backup4all


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