SyncBackSE Scheduled task fails, but running the task manually does not?
Posted on 2010-01-12
I have a Windows 2003 server with 4TB data that I want to Sync with a NAS on a daily basis after our daily backups have run. By suggestions from EE I have bought SyncBackSE and I do like the program for it's versatility and ease of use.
There is just one issue. I created a task for Sync of our development data and ran a test. It went fine with no errors (except of course access to open files since I was running the test in working hours). I have tried running the task Friday afternoon when noone was left in the office and that went fine too, and copied all the files to the NAS.
When I scheduled the task to run, I get the below error in the log:
Log Report: Overview
Profile Name: Development to NAS Type: Mirror Right
Username: MyDomain\DomainUserName Computer Name: SERVER
Log Report Errors and Warnings:
"Cannot connect to NAS : Logon failure: unknown user name or bad password."
Now that in itself is quite explicit as an error message, but I can't figure out where the difference is, from SyncBackSE's point of view, in the credentials it usses on a job started manually, and one that is Scheduled.
this is the crux of the erro as I see it, but maybe I'm just looking in the wrong direction.
As you can see from the log message, we have a Domain, and the username for the scheduled task is currently mine (will be changed to a static account once this is up and running) and the access to the NAS is with the admin password I created for the NAS (same as i used to map the NAS as a Network drive).
When I setup the job, I had the NAS mapped as a Network drive on the Server that has the data for replication and has SyncBackSE installed, and when I selected the destination drive as the mapped NAS drive, SyncBackSE suggested a UNC path instead, and I followed that advice and let it keep the converted destination name.
I have a very annoying feeling that this has an very easy fix, but I just can't see it...