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how to directly backup image to NAS instead on local drive

Post by piaakit » Nov 20, 2012 8:03 am

Hi all

is it possible to backup image to network storage (NAS) from veeam backup directly, when i created a new backup repository and try to map to NAS, a message pop up saying "object must be a root directory ("c:\") or a drive letter ("c") , is there any way to map to NAS ?

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Re: how to directly backup image to NAS instead on local dri

Post by Vitaliy S. » Nov 20, 2012 8:18 am

Hi Keith,

Yes, If you can expose your NAS box directly via CIFS, then you can use this target for your backup jobs. Just register it as a new Veeam repository (CIFS share) and then specify this target in the backup jobs. Additionally, if your NAS supports iSCSI you can use in-guest iSCSI initiator on your backup server to connect to this device.

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Re: how to directly backup image to NAS instead on local dri

Post by piaakit » Nov 21, 2012 2:37 am

other than using CIFS & ISCSI , there are no solution to achieve this ? since my NAS is old model do not have such feature

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Re: how to directly backup image to NAS instead on local dri

Post by Vitaliy S. » Nov 21, 2012 8:41 am

The other option would be to mount this NAS device to any unused server (Windows or Linux) and then add this server to the backup console as a repository.

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Re: how to directly backup image to NAS instead on local dri

Post by piaakit » Nov 21, 2012 2:04 pm

do you mean to use any unuse server to map NAS Device as network drive such as M drive, & add this server to the backup console as a repository ? any guide show how to add this server to backup console as a repository ?

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Re: how to directly backup image to NAS instead on local dri

Post by tsightler » Nov 21, 2012 2:12 pm

piaakit wrote:other than using CIFS & ISCSI , there are no solution to achieve this ? since my NAS is old model do not have such feature
How is it a NAS if it doesn't offer a standard SMB Windows share (CIFS is just a specific implementation of the SMB protocol). If you can configure a share and access it from Windows then you should be able to use the CIFS/SMB option when adding the repository.

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Re: how to directly backup image to NAS instead on local dri

Post by foggy » Nov 21, 2012 2:15 pm

piaakit wrote:do you mean to use any unuse server to map NAS Device as network drive such as M drive, & add this server to the backup console as a repository ?
Correct.
piaakit wrote:any guide show how to add this server to backup console as a repository ?
You just add it as a common Windows-based repository. The process is described in the user guide in detail.

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Re: how to directly backup image to NAS instead on local dri

Post by piaakit » Nov 22, 2012 1:39 am

i have create a folder in NAS, and a window server already mapped drive to the NAS call "M" drive, and i create a backup repository and "location path to folder" i browse and choose M drive, a message pop up saying "object must be a root directory ("c:\") or a drive letter ("c"), is there any steps that i miss to do ?

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Re: how to directly backup image to NAS instead on local dri

Post by tsightler » Nov 22, 2012 2:06 am

Don't create the repository this way. When you go to add a repository, select Shared folder and on the next screen you can enter the UNC path or simply browse to the share. There's even an option for alternate credentials if required. You cannot used mapped drives because mapped drives are part of the user profile and Veeam runs as a service so cannot see these mapped drives, but by using the Shared folder option you can backup to any share directly from Veeam without mapping a drive at all.

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Re: how to directly backup image to NAS instead on local dri

Post by piaakit » Nov 22, 2012 2:14 am

oh yes i found the Shared folder option in backup repository, and use the UNC path to point to the backup location in NAS, and i will try to backup see whether is ok, Thx

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