[Box Backup] Can Win32 client backup files from another machine?

E.W. Peter Jalajas boxbackup at fluffy.co.uk
Thu Jul 20 16:37:19 BST 2006

OK, thanks, Ben.  I see this now on:

"Add an option like (in the client's bbackupd.conf config file)
"KeepIfNotFound = true" to a backup location; this should make
boxbackup keep a directory on the server (without complaining) even if
it's not found on the local drive anymore (this will help when you
backup a network location or another directory that may become

I'll add to that to make a separate test for whether the filesystem
exists at all, and if not, don't mark for deletion (I think).

Thanks, Ben,
--- Ben Summers <ben at fluffy.co.uk> wrote:

> On 20 Jul 2006, at 06:17, E.W. Peter Jalajas wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I have a client who has a Windows Small Business Server network. 
> The
> > backup client is
> boxbackup-chris_general_568-backup-client-mingw32.zip
> > on a Windows 2003 Standard machine.  Box backup is working great
> when
> > we stay on the local machine, but we are trying to create a
> > BackupLocation for files that reside on another one of various
> Windows
> > machines on the network, but we keep getting the 1/9 exception (and
> > nothing gets backed up from any BackupLocation), whether we use a
> > mapped drive letter path as a BackupLocation or a UNC path.
> Box Backup is designed to back up local discs only. You should run  
> bbackupd on every Windows machine which needs backing up.
> One thing which is more of a problem on network mounts than local  
> discs is that if the network mount fails for some reasons when a  
> backup starts, bbackupd will mark everything on the store as deleted.
> Ben
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