Advisor: Avoid these network backup pitfalls

When backing up data to the network with Langmeier Backup, you must make sure that the correct settings have been made. We'll show you four points to keep in mind.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:

  • Provide the backup service with a user account
  • Deposit login credentials to the network resource
  • Be careful with connected network drives such as X:\
  • Use IP address and UNC path
 

1. Provide the Backup Service with a user account

In order for the Backup Service to easily access network shares, the service usually needs to run under an administrator user. In the Windows services, look for the service "Langmeier Backup Service". Press the right mouse button on this service and then select "Properties". In the "Logon" tab, you then store the logon data of a user. This user must have permissions on the files and folders to be accessed.

If you use Langmeier Backup to back up data to the network, you must ensure that the correct settings have been made. We show you four points to consider.

Confirm with OK and then restart the service.

Important: You should only select a user here in which you are already logged in with user name and password. Otherwise it can happen that the Windows Installer service interferes with the start of the Langmeier Backup service and the service can then not start cleanly. At least once you should therefore log into the user selected here in Windows.

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:

If you back up data to the network with Langmeier Backup, you must ensure that the correct settings have been made. We show you four points to consider.

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:

\192.168.0.7\Fuse

When using Langmeier Backup to back up data to the network, you need to make sure that the correct settings have been made. We show you four points to consider.

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About the Author , partner support
Sebastian Müller Sebastian Müller is partner and top customer support at Langmeier Software, making him the best person to talk to about Langmeier backup backup solutions.

Phone: +41 44 861 15 70
Email: sebastian@langmeier-software.com
 

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