Mapped LAN drive wont backupIm trying to run a backup of a few computers on my home LAN to a externa

Discussion in 'Backup Software' started by jtsnow, Jan 9, 2005.

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    jtsnow Guest

    Im trying to run a backup of a few computers on my home LAN to a external
    drive on my main computer.

    I mapped another computers drive to Z on my computer.

    Norton Ghost only sees the main computer local drives.
    Also the Windows backup utility does not see the mapped drive or any network
    drives for that matter.
    Windows explorer does see the mapped drive correctly as Z.

    What do I need to do to back up network files on my small home LAN to one
    drive on the main computer?

    Any tips appreciated.

    thanks !
    jtsnow, Jan 9, 2005
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    Chris Kozel Guest

    Using Ghost or similar products to back up a drives assumes you have a low
    level control of the drive. When you attach (MAP) to a redirected drive, you
    don't get that low level of control. An alternative would be to do a file
    by file backup using a product like Tapeware or Retrospect; but you would
    not be getting an 'image' of the drive like Ghost takes. You have to
    understand the subtle differences in backup products.

    Another solution would be to install and run Ghost from each other computer
    Chris Kozel, Jan 21, 2005
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