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NetHood folder reported on local drive. Backups keep filling up local drive!!!

Posted on 2008-10-27
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I have a windows server 2003 box that has three shortcuts in my network places or (C:\documents and settings\<username>\nethood\...)

We have backup software that converts a UNC path to a shortcut in network places.  The shortcuts indeed work and redirect you to the correct path, however each time a backup is run the files on the remote network are reported on the local machine drive.  Meaning each time a 2GB backup is done, it eats up 2GB on the remote machine and 2GB on my C: drive.  

How can I get windows to not report the files on the remote machines as local?
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by:graye
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That doesn't sound right to me...   are you sure it's just a simple shortcut, and not something a bit more complex like a NTFS "junction point" or a NTFS "mount point"?
BTW:  What backup software are you using... and does it have an option to not following junction points?
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by:evan021702
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The backup software is NovaBackup Server 10.0.  
According to explorer it is just a shortcut, however I am not certain how the nethood folder works. I will doublecheck the software for more settings.
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Is it possible that you accidently selected items in the "My Network Places" when you created the backup job?
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by:evan021702
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Yes I may have found the problem.  You are right in the definition of the job file I see that the path was created through My Network Places.  I have changed it to use the UNC path and will update after the backup runs.
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by:evan021702
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The backup software actually would use the Net Hood folder when browsing for the path.  However the backup works when the UNC is typed in manually.  Thanks again!!!!
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