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Backup CIFS share on HP StorageWorks D2D4324 - G2

Created: 07 Jun 2013 • Updated: 11 Jun 2013 | 7 comments
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I have a share where the DBAs write all their backups.  Need to set up a backup of the share, but, as far as I know, there's no way to install the client on the D2D so I have to back up by UNC.  Tried to follow the instructions in the post below, but I get a 58 error.  Anyone know how to set this up?

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tom_sprouse's picture


Ensure your clientname in the policy is the Media Server performing the backup.

Then the backup selection will be:


The NetBackup Client and Legacy Client Services will need to run as a local admin account on the media server, and access rights to the d2d-share.

PLEASE NOTE: Backing up via UNC path does not guarantee ALL data will be backed up on the share.  If files or folders are missed, due to permissions, the job will still complete succesfully and will not inform you of missing or skipped files.

This could potentially lead to data loss, but I did want to provide you with these details.

If you have any questions, please let me know.


Note: If this post provides you with a solution don't forget to mark the discussion as solved...

Symctec's picture

Apart from the above you may also need to enable "Backup Network drives" in the policy attributes first tab.


HankHill's picture

I implemented both of those and it's running now.  Submitted split solution.

HankHill's picture

Anyone have an idea as to why the throughput for this is so slow?  I'm getting 1000kb if I'm lucky.

Symctec's picture

If you copy files from the share to the media server at windows operating system level, what throughput do you get?

Symctec's picture

Please set NBU performance tuning parameters as per

I think the Network buffer size would be the most important one.