getting the UNC path for a network drive?
Posted on 2011-10-03
Good afternoon experts, I am trying to setup sbs 2003's backup such that it will point to a network attached storage drive as opposed to a tape drive since we are finally past the point where we can use the tape drives due to the data amount being larger than the tapes I have.
When I try to designate the backup destination folder on the NAS I get an error that says:
"Backups cannot be saved to a mapped network drive. Type in the full UNC path to the shared network folder (\\servername\foldername)."
I have tried all kinds of combinations... all with the same result... failure.
\\server1 is right.
The network drive is Z:
and the folder in question is Backup from SBS
The drive is mapped, I can see it in the "my computer" screen. I can navigate to it. I can save files to and from the folder... what am I doing wrong?
The question could also be phrased as "how to determine the UNC path of a network drive shared folder"
Thanks guys & gals.
PS if it wasn't grossly obvious, im a noob of the first order. So please be patient, be kind, it'll come back to you in the end.