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Backup Exec - Backing up a NAS drive

Hi,

I'm trying to get Backup Exec 2010 R3 to backup one of my NAS drives but under selections I can not see my NAS drive.

Is there something I need to do configure prior or need to purchase for Backup Exec?

THanks
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MattToner
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rhandelsCommented:
This is the explanation from a Symantec forum post. UI guess you add your NAS drives mapped? So you give them a specific drive letter? This is not supported by BackupExec because you as a user create the mapping, not the service account.

Try to connect to the drive using the UNC path being \\NASNAME\ShareName, this should do the trick.

BackupExec is running as a service. This effectively means it doesn't know what a 'mapped drive' is, since those only exist for a logged-in user. Because of this, you need to use the UNC path when adding a networked resource as a Backup-to-Disk folder.

E.g. use "\\SERVER\SHARE" instead of "N:\"
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MattTonerAuthor Commented:
Yes backing up to the a NAS drive I need to use UNC, mapped drives don't work.

I'm trying to achieve something slightly different, essentially I want to backup one NAS drive to another NAS drive. I can see the destination NAS drive but not the source NAS drive under selections.
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rhandelsCommented:
Isn;t there an option to sync both NAS devices? Normally Backup exec uses a service on the device you would like to backup. If for example you are using synologies they are able to backupup to eachother. I believe that that would be a faster route then using backup Exec.
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MattTonerAuthor Commented:
Yes I believe there is but for this particular set up I need to go through Backup Exec if possible.
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rhandelsCommented:
And if you try to create a UNC path to the source NAS it is not working?? This should be possible to be honest. Although you need to set anonymous access during backup, otherwise BAckup Exec (starting as a service) cannot access the drive.

Isn't there a backup exec app for the source NAS that you might be able to use??
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MattTonerAuthor Commented:
I've tried that but still not showing.

It looks like it only back up local drives
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rhandelsCommented:
Then i'm afraid so even though it says you should be able to bacjup UNC paths..
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MattTonerAuthor Commented:
I manage to do it by following the guide below:

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH23840
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MattTonerAuthor Commented:
Don't need to map the drive but must add it in the user defined selection within BE
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