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I have sbs2008 backup running daily backing up all my data on internal drives, works without a problem, I actually like the windows backup software in sbs2008.

My only gripe is it wont allow me to backup data on a mapped drive (NAS)

I was thinking of running SyncToy on the server to take a daily backup of the NAS data to local drive of the SBS server and then running the sbs backup later in the night to backup all this data.

Anyone running synctoy on sbs2008?  
Anyone suggest an alternative option?

cheers
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by:aoakeley
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Hi,

You can initiate the backup from the command line to a NAS

WBADMIN START BACKUP -backupTarget:\\Server\share -include:c:,d:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc754015%28WS.10%29.aspx

and script it to email you the log to confirm it is done if you want

Andy
echo %date% at %time% > c:\offsitebackup.log
WBADMIN START BACKUP -backupTarget:\\Server\share -include:c:,d:  >> c:\offsitebackup.log
echo %date% at %time% >> c:\offsitebackup.log
blat c:\offsitebackup.log -subject "BACKUP- Offsite Backup Report" -to auser@domain.com -f administrator@domain.com -server mail.server.com

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by:Treatment12
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I don't want to backup to a NAS I want to backup the data on the NAS.  Correct me if I'm wrong the post above doesn't resolve this issue.
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Hi no it does not. Sorry I misunderstood your question.

robocopy would also be a simple alternative to syncing the data on the NAS to a volume on the SBS Server so it can be included in the backup. use the /MIR option



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If you have sufficient storage in your SBS box, I would suggest turning your storage scenario around and share the files from your server (this will add the benefit of eg Snapshots, Quota management, etc...) and use the NAS as a backup target as aoakeley suggests...
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Good call Blangers.
Also - if the NAS supports iSCSI you could mount the nas volume as a drive......
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