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Symantec Backup Exec 2012 trail: saving backup files on network drive (CIFS)

Created: 13 Aug 2013 • Updated: 13 Aug 2013 | 2 comments
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On my windows XP machine I've installed SBE 2012 trial; I've mapped a network drive (Z) and can read write on this disk from windows. I want to save my backup files on this network drive. I'm using 'Backup to disk' wizard but not able to specify destination to network drive. Please tell me how to use network drive as destination for backup files?

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CraigV's picture


This isn't possible. It is session-based.
Try adding this in as \\IP_Address\ShareName.


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pkh's picture

On my windows XP machine I've installed SBE 2012 trial

Using WinXP as a media server for BE 2012 is not supported.  See the SCL below

BE 2012 SCL