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BackUp to a Network Attached Storage?

Created: 04 Mar 2008 • Updated: 21 May 2010 | 2 comments

Hi There,

Hopefully, someone could provide some help on this.

I recently bought a WD mybookworld ll 1TB drive thinking that i would be able to use this as a Network attached back up storage. And while trying to setup Backup Exec 11d to back up all the jobs to a backup folder, i can't seems to find the WD device. I think this is because the WD mybookworld only can be joined to a workgroup? not to a domain?
Also i can access this WD device through the file server and i have mapped a letter to WD drevice through the server.

Im just wondering whether is it possible to setup backup exec 11d to use this WD through its back up folder to option. However i'm unable to see the mapped drive, when i go to setup backup to folder options.

Please help.


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Ken Putnam's picture
You need to specify the location as \\Servername\Share\  or IPAddress\Share
When the backups run, there is no environment, and thus no mapped drives.

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tjwonder's picture

This one was a pain.  I set this up for BESR, I am sure that it will be bout that same. The first thing that you will need to do is go to internet exploree and to \\mybookworld.  You will be prompted by the user name and password,  admin/123456  this is default logon and password.  Once you are in there, you will need to creat a new share.   Once the new share is created, simply to go my computer and map to \\mybookworld\sharename.  Again, you will be prompted to log in with the user name and password.  Note:  this is the same logon and password that was used to access it web based.  Once you have done this, the window will open.  the next step is to map a drive letter to this. (yes, you will need to to this or it wont work),  Once the drive letter has been mapped, you will then be able to go to backup exec and redirect your backups to this folder.  Also remember, that when prompted for the network password, that this will be blank.  The password will be saved already.  The backup exec software will now be able to access the folder and you will be able to continue on with your backup.


If you are lost on creating a shared folder in mybookworld, go to this link,


Hope this helps