How would I backup an SQL 2008 DB on a remote computer using Maintenance Plan Wizard?

I would like to schedule backups of our SQL 2008 DBs onto a remote computer using the
Maintenance Plan Wizard. I see how to do this on a local computer. However, the option to
use a shared drive is not offered. How would I do this?
PDSWSSAsked:
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Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
You won't see the share when you create the maintenance plan but you can write full path (something like
\\ComputerName\ShareName
). Will work fine.

Good luck
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Anthony PerkinsCommented:
Make sure the startup account for the SQL Server and SQL Server Agent services have the appropriate permissions (they are not Local System accounts)
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Ryan McCauleyEnterprise Analytics ManagerCommented:
If you're talking about using a mapped drive, that's not available because the SQL Server doesn't see the mapped drives the user sees, since they run in different sessions. If you just want to back up to a remote location though, you can just provide the UNC path to your remote folder in your backup location - something like "\\REMOTESERVER\SomeBackupFolder\".

Also, you have the option of setting up your maintenance plan on another server and then taking backups from your main server and storing them locally (on the remote server). To do this, you'd create the maintenance plan on your remote server, and at the top of the page, where it asks you what connection you'll be backing up, point it to your SQL Server.
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PDSWSSAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the suggestions. As soon as I have time I will test them.  
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PDSWSSAuthor Commented:
I get the attached error when I enter   \\server\shared$    even though the server is not mapped to this drive.

What is causing this?  Thanks
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Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
You need to give a filename:  \\server\shared$\filename.bak
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PDSWSSAuthor Commented:
Thanks. That solved it.
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Anthony PerkinsCommented:
>>Thanks. That solved it. <<
Excellent!  Now please close the question.  Here is how:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/help.jsp#hs=29&hi=407
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PDSWSSAuthor Commented:
Together these 3 experts provided a complete answer. Thanks
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