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Spiceworks backup fails to locate or create UNC Path.

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Spiceworks backup fails to locate or create UNC Path.

When I specify the unc path to a networked machine (workgroup) it states, “w07/test/” doesn’t exist, create it? Yes No. Once I click Yes, it states Error: Couldn’t write to specified directory. Both images are attached.

I can ping the other machine successfully. I can access the share (\\w07\test\) successfully. I can create and edit files in the share and have obviously granted proper permissions.
Both machines Win7 Pro.

Any ideas? Thanks!

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I have no idea, but it could somehow be related to Win 7 permissions and or UAC.

Instead, I would do a backup to a local folder, and then use MS Synctoy or xcopy/ robocopy to get the data to your 2nd machine. Batch files can be set to use the Task scheduler to automate this.

I hope this helps !
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Thanks for the reply. Wow. MS Synctoy runs beautifully! There is not a scheduling or automation feature though. How can I achieve this so that it runs every day at 5:30pm for example? I tried setting up a scheduled task but I do not know what argument to add so that it not only executes the app but also executes the sync.
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I must have skimmed over your last sentence...could you walk me through the cmd lines in the batch to execute the run feature? I know how to set it up to run the app but not the sync feature. Thanks!
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Nevermind, i figured out how to do it just using Task scheduler. I specified SyncToyCmd.exe -R (which runs all the folder pairs)!
Thanks again.
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