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How to Create Storage Unit For Network Drive?

Created: 07 Sep 2012 • Updated: 10 Sep 2012 | 7 comments
inn_kam's picture
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os win 2008

i want SQL Server (nb ( backup on Disk (disk is located on another server on network path)

Master server  (

Shared Path made on (adsvr)( NB 7.5 cLIENT Installed on it)

on master server there is storage unit on network location as shown below 

Question is that i want to made storage unit on Network location ,

when i made browse on path name to directory , Network locations are not shown in it

and when i wrote manually the network location as \\adsvr\backup  or Y:backup ,it fails to accept 

Kindly help me ? how i will add network location on storage unit ? 

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V4's picture

Why do you need to create it?

Instead go for Media server on SQL host where you have Disk. Create local STU and configure backup

UNC based !!! i suspect it is supported (Doesn't sound logically true against SAN and media server)

inn_kam's picture

Customer donot want with MEDIA Server , as for Media server customer not want to purchase another license

so i need to have storage with network location

V4's picture

Make them understand it is not possible. Atleast without Media Server

If you have FT media server , and compatible HBA cards, you can turn SQL client into SAN client which would help you in offhosting backup era

SAN connectivity is required

No additional license are required if you have Enterprise Client license. pls check

Marianne's picture

Not sure why you started a new discussion - same question was answered in this post:

Your network drive is using IP address in the screenshot, not hostname?
What happens if you do start, Run, \\adsvr\backup from OS?
Network drive must be UNC path, not mapped drive.
NBU Client service must also be started a a domain user with full access to network drive.

Please also clarify what "it fails to accept " means? 

Please show us screen shots of steps to add STU and message you see afterwards?

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inn_kam's picture

Sorry i was on vacation 

i made new discussion because i want storage unit with Network Location 

when i made new storage unot and give the UNC  Path it gives following error (shown in screen shot).plz resolve this

Error Reading Volume Information, STS API failed Status 2060017 ,system call failed

Plz note that i also give path as Y:\backup ,still giving same error

and also i tested with this storage unit (SQL_STU) (with \\adsvr\backup path) with administrative privileges with full rights and ran in policy to took backup but it gives error Disk server is down, and it is beacuse storage unit successfully not mapped.

as i am working on production side of customer

Yasuhisa Ishikawa's picture

In addition to NetBackup Client Serivice, you need to change credentials of "NetBackup Remote Manager and Monitor Service". Make sure that the user of these service must have an valid access for that CIFS share.

Authorized Symantec Consultant(ASC) Data Protection in Tokyo, Japan

inn_kam's picture

Thanks Yasuhisa

We give administrative credentials to "NetBackup Remote Manager and Monitor Service" and the job successfully started