How to mount a NAS drive share for Windows NT Backups

Posted on 2011-05-01
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
Hello all,

I have Seagate Black Armor NAS device.
It's joined to domain and file shares are created with appropirate user read/write rights.

I want my server to be backing up on to this NAS device and it's fully accessible.

If I map this drive via "Map a drive" as a network drive, Windows NT backup wizard says, NT Backup can not be stored on to a network drive.

I researched about it but could not find how to mount it. I think " I think " I need CIFS mounting.
On my share I've enabled CIFS andNFS access via NAS device's control panel.

Any help really appreciated,

Question by:RouterRat
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    Accepted Solution

    What version of SBS are you using? The backup engine changed substantially between 2003 and 2008.

    SBS 2008 is a bit more fussy about where it backs up. Generally you need to dedicate a drive to it and its expecting a local drive. There are ways around this though..
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    Assisted Solution

    check if your NAS device will allow it to be setup as an iscsi target, if so do that and then add the iscsi device to windows and the NAS storage will be recgonized by windows as a local drive.  
    LVL 76

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    ntbackup with the destination as \\nas\sharename
    Alternatively, have a task to backup the file to a local drive and then copy/move it to the NAS using xcopy/robocopy.

    The answer to the other experts' question of which SBS are you suing may help in providing alternatives.?
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    ts4673 is correct; if you have a Seagate Black Armor 400 or 440 then it can be set up as iSCSI. Windows will then see it as a local drive.

    If it is an earlier or lesser model (110 or 220) then that is not an option.
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    Author Comment

    I have a     2TB BlackArmor NAS 220 Seagate and it's SBS 2003.

    I see CIFS FTP NSF options, to be able to be checked.

    thanks for all replys they are so helpful, so what path I should follow now?

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    Make a folder on the local drive, Run the backup to the locally attached drive then move the .lbkf file to the NAS via batch file. In the future buy Synology NAS.
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    Author Comment

    I put the full UNC path. It was share restrictions. I realized it when I gave public access, then I changed my backup user and gave full access to that user from NAS device's settings, it works like a charm.

    Thanks for all answers.

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