External drive connected to TP-Link Archer 7

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External drive connected to TP-Link Archer 7

Veeam Logoby k1n3t1k » Tue Aug 09, 2016 7:59 pm

Hello,

does Veeam Endpoint Backup "see" an external drive connected to an USB port on a TP-Link Archer 7 router? The drive is currently shared via the router's admin interface as Storage Sharing - service status is "Started" and all computers on the network see it as a network drive "volume1 (\\tplinklogin.net)".

Can someone please assist?

Much appreciated,
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Re: External drive connected to TP-Link Archer 7

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:14 am

Hi k1n3t1k,

I bet you should use Shared Folder destination with proper credentials. Can you try this option?
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Re: External drive connected to TP-Link Archer 7

Veeam Logoby k1n3t1k » Wed Aug 10, 2016 2:20 pm

Hi Dima,

It is not listed in "My Network" - I only see the laptop's drives. I will try to enable all type of shared storage, including media server. But I doubt it will discover it.

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Re: External drive connected to TP-Link Archer 7

Veeam Logoby ds2 » Wed Aug 10, 2016 3:48 pm 1 person likes this post

Hello!

What about using the correct unc-path?

Something like \\tplinkloging.net\volume1 or \\ipadress\sharename

I have tried it with a AVM fritzbox and it worked, but it was verry slow, because the CPU of the router does not have enough power for it.

Greetings

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Re: External drive connected to TP-Link Archer 7

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:32 pm

Agree. To start with, check that this shared folder is visible via regular windows browser. Then you could use the same path for VEB job settings.
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Re: External drive connected to TP-Link Archer 7

Veeam Logoby k1n3t1k » Wed Aug 10, 2016 6:59 pm

Thanks to both of you. What I meant by "My Network" - was referring to veeam - when you start the config, etc. The drive is currently discoverable and mapped ok through regular browser. I will try the absolute path approach.

Keep you posted,
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Re: External drive connected to TP-Link Archer 7

Veeam Logoby k1n3t1k » Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:14 pm

It worked. Awesome, cheers guys,

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