SQL Server backup location redirection to cif share

Currently SQL is backing up to a drive on another server.
I want to redirect that backup to network share drive.
The drive is already mapped on the SQL server. However, when I attempt to change the backup location, I don't see any of the network drives. I only see local drives. Is there any way to get the backup to point to the network shares, perhaps a script or something.....

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Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
SSMS only see local drives. For send the backup to a network location you need to use T-SQL:
BACKUP databasename
TO DISK='\\NetworkName\ShareName'

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b3976Author Commented:
We don't have that. OH, well.
Thanks for your quick response anyway.
Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
Don't have what?
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b3976Author Commented:
b3976Author Commented:
or is that something that can be added existing SQL server?
Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
T-SQL is transact SQL the query language from SQL Server. In SSMS you just need to create a new query and type the command.
If you have a backup job then just edit the job and write the command in it.
b3976Author Commented:
oh, ok. thanks I will try that.
b3976Author Commented:
New to SQL here. I don't know all the ins and outs.
Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
Ok. Tell me how are you backing up the databases at the moment.
b3976Author Commented:
currently backs up to a drive on another remote server.
diff and nightly backups
Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
My fault. I didn't explain properly.
The "how" means SQL Server Maintenance plan? Job? Scripting? 3rd party tool? Another option?

If you can add a screen shoot will be better.
b3976Author Commented:
SQl serve Maintenance plan is the current backup.
Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
Can you post a screen shot of the backup maintenance plan?
b3976Author Commented:
figured it out already. Thanks for your help.
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