Advisor: Avoid these network backup pitfalls
If you pay attention to a few pitfalls, there's nothing standing in the way of backing up data to the network.
Backing data to the internal network, one of the possible backup media, offers a few pitfalls to watch out for. We'll show you what to look out for in the process. These tips also apply when using VPN.
These are the key points in summary:
1. Provide the Backup Service with a user account
2. Store login information to the network resource
Is it a network resource to log in to? If so, store login data in the backup:
3. Be careful with connected network drives like X:\
For the backup destination, never use a connected network drive such as X:\. This is because these cannot be accessed through the Windows service, as they are not connected there.
4. Use IP address and UNC path
You should not address the network folders with the DNS name, such as \\Saturn\Sicherung, but instead use an IP address in UNC notation to access them:
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