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Backup to a Mapped Drive?

Post by reholder » Dec 24, 2018 5:38 am

I have a NAS set up as a mapped drive on windows 10. I cannot correctly configure my backup to a shared folder on my NAS. What could I be doing wrong? Veeam continues to tell me it Failed to get disk free space.

Anyone have any suggestions?

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Re: Backup to a Mapped Drive?

Post by DGrinev » Dec 24, 2018 11:41 am

Hi and welcome to the community!

Can you clarify which account has been used for drive mapping? Is it the same admin account that you're using for Veeam Agent configuration? Thanks!

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Re: Backup to a Mapped Drive?

Post by Dima P. » Dec 25, 2018 2:23 pm

reholder,

Instead of using local storage and mapped folder try to specify shared folder destination as the UNC path. As Dmitry posted above, please make sure that account used for public folder configuration has sufficient privileges. Cheers!

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Re: Backup to a Mapped Drive?

Post by patrickds » Jan 01, 2019 10:26 am 1 person likes this post

Mapped drives only exist in your user session, and Veeam uses a service account, so it does not know about them.
Use UNC paths as suggested above, and ensure proper permissions.

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Re: Backup to a Mapped Drive?

Post by Dima P. » Jan 02, 2019 12:18 pm

Mapped drives only exist in your user session, and Veeam uses a service account, so it does not know about them.
That's right. There is a workaround to create a mapped drive for a local system account which is used as service account for Veeam Agent for Windows, but UNC path is the best idea.

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