Configure network share for scheduled backup¶
The following configuration will only work if you have Active Directory, i.e. the computers should be in a domain.
For saving backup on a network share, you will need two computers in the same domain:
- Computer A: with visionCATS server
In the following screenshots, it will be CMVISIONTEST01.
- Computer B: a file server with a network share
In the following screenshots, it will be CM463PB-WS10.
Setting backup folder¶
On computer A, if the network share don’t exist or don’t have correct rights, it will be marked as an unaccessible folder:
Creating the network share with correct rights¶
The network share would be created on computer B.
You need to open Windows’s Computer Management to add the share folder:
After selecting the Shares item, click on New Share in the Action menu. A wizard will be launched:
Choose the local folder to be shared:
Choose the name of the share:
Select Customize permissions and then click on Custom…:
A new user should be added by clicking on Add:
Click on Object Types…:
You need to check Computers
Now you can type (and use Check Names) the computer A name:
Give the Full Control to computer A.
You can remove the group Everyone if needed:
Finish the wizard:
The share now exists:
Setting backup folder: retry¶
Now you should be able to select the network share, and it would be marked as available:
As network share drive mapping is user specific, it will not work for the backup, the UNC (Universal Naming Convention) address should be used.