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EMC Networker Restore Fileshare settings

Posted on 2011-02-10
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Hello, is it possible in EMC Networker to restore a windows fileshare to another system and preserve the fileshare settings so that it will be automatically re-shared on the new server?

for example. Say I backup \\server1\share1 and restore it to \\server2,

Will it then restore all the settings so that it will be automatically shared as \\server2\share1 ?
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NO as it has nothing to do with networker rather with OS
if it is in active directory it will restore the permissions though so you will only have to enable the share on server2

shared folder is not an attribute of the folder on the filesystem. it is an option of the file and printer sharing service therefore if you backup the folder networker "does not even know" if the folder is shared or not. it is just a folder as any other for it.

i hope it is clear
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by:ISGAmin
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Hi, theruck:,

Thanks for  your info. I was afraid of that.. That is kind of sucky of EMC not to do that.. In HP Data Protector, it does preserver the share info. So if you restore a shared  folder to another server, it will re-share it for you, which is AWESOME for DR of a fileserver.
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if you DR a fileserver EMC networker will do it as well. what you mentioned is an ordinary restore not a DR of a file server
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to be exact it is called directed recovery and i am sure that DP will not do it and no backup sw can do it
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This trick will solve my problems:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/125996

it tells you how to backup and restore share info from one server to another by exporting/importing registry keys
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theruck:

I know for a FACT That HP Dataprotector DOES do it.. I recently had an issue where my fileserver crashed.. I restored over 200 fileshares from tape and it reshared them all automatically to a new server, with all the file security permissions too.
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yes. that is the case if you restore them to the same location on the same servername. your scenario is restoring data from server1 to server2 which is not the case you have experienced.
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TheRuck,

No using the Dataprotector software, I was able to restore the shares to a different hostname off tape and have it reshare.

Also, that registry technique I just shared, works too. I restored a folder from server1 to server2 , in the same exact path then imported the registry key from server1 to server2, and it reshared it for me.

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file security is preserved always. sharing and sharing security is preserved only if you restore to the original server and location.
no backup software does it as you say. if you do the registry thing afterwards that is a different story and has nothing to do with the backup software vendor or backup software features
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ggod work
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