How to backup a mapped network drive
Posted on 2013-10-28
We are currently implementing a Barracuda Email Archiver onto our network. The archiver works great; however, we are running into a snag with backing it up. It discussions with Barracuda directly, they mentioned that we could map the internal storage to a letter drive on a Windows server and then use our normal backup protocol to back that up. We are running into an issue with this because we use Appasure for our backups and with it, you need to install an agent on the server in which you want to backup- something not possible with the archiver server.
So I'm trying to figure out an easier way to back this drive up. I thought about using Windows Server backup; however, it doesn't allow you select a mapped network drive. Does anyone have any suggestions on an easy way of doing this without having to purchase software? I've thought about writing a script that copy the contents of the drive to a location on the server and then mapping that location to get backed up with appasure.
We are using Server 2008 R2 and Appasure 5.0