Robocopy - network path asking for username and password
Posted on 2006-06-27
i use robocopy for running backups. for one particular path, it's asking for a username and password. here is the command in the batch file:
Rem Backup to duplicate MAS database
robocopy x:\DBServer\Mon \\qm_it\Mas90_on_qm_it /MIR /r:1 /w:1 >> c:\log\mon.txt
here is the result in the log:
Source : x:\DBServer\Mon\
Dest : \\qm_it\Mas90_on_qm_it\
Files : *.*
Options : *.* /S /E /PURGE /MIR /R:1 /W:1
ERROR 1326 (0x0000052E) Accessing Destination Directory \\qm_it\Mas90_on_qm_it\
Logon failure: unknown user name or bad password.
on the computer called qm_it, i have a folder called MAS90 which is set for sharing with Everyone (full permissions). i named the share MAS90_on_qm_it so that it is not confused (there are other MAS90 folders on the network). i dont think there's a problem with the share because i can access it with the proper username and password.
do i need to set up a local account on qm_it that has the same username and password for the account on the computer that runs the backup? or can i put something in the batch script which has the username and password? other ideas?