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

Andrei boxbackup at fluffy.co.uk
Thu Jul 20 16:47:02 BST 2006


Actually, my windows Chris client aborts with an error if a top level
directory on another machine (it's on a mounted drive eg. z:\) cannot
be accessed, it does not mark them for deletion.

On 7/20/06, Ben Summers <ben at fluffy.co.uk> wrote:
> On 20 Jul 2006, at 06:17, E.W. Peter Jalajas wrote:
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> > Hi all,
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> > 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.
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> Box Backup is designed to back up local discs only. You should run
> bbackupd on every Windows machine which needs backing up.
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> 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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