System Backup 2010 snapshot size on NAS

Discussion in 'Paragon Drive Backup Product Line' started by cammint, Nov 28, 2009.

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  1. cammint

    cammint Registered Member

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    When I try to save a System Backup snapshot of my Drive C (size 349 GB, 225 GB free) to a share on my Western Digital NAS, it won't let me, saying I need at least 26.9 GB of free space to create a snapshot.

    The NAS has 889.06 GB free, no quotas, but for some reason System Backup doesn't seem to accept this.

    If I change the snapshot destination to a local hard disk with rather less free space, it runs fine.

    Meanwhile, Paragon Drive Backup 10 has no problem saving archives to the same NAS share. I'm using Win7 x64 and build 10505.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. ceeldee

    ceeldee Registered Member

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    Hi, I have the same problem. You can do a manual backup from system backup by specifying the location of your NAS ie. \\DeviceName\Share\Folder.
     
  3. cammint

    cammint Registered Member

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    Thanks for the \\DeviceName\Share\Folder tip, and good to know one is not alone!
     
  4. Paragon_Tommy

    Paragon_Tommy Paragon Moderator

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    Hello,

    As I've mentioned in the other post, there's a workaround for it for now and we will try to look into the hardware immediately. We have a couple of WD NAS boxes here in the office that we can test.

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    If for whatever reason you can't get Paragon to recognize your mapped NAS or it's reading it incorrectly, you can always setup a backup, edit the backup script, and change the local path to a UNC path.

    So from your "Archive" tab, right-click the scheduled task, "edit script"

    For example, change:

    // Backup
    img = "C:/arc_Sample/arc_080509153054781/arc_080509153054781_$(YEAR)_$(MONTH)$(DAY).PBF"

    to

    // Backup
    img = "\\Device\Share\Folder\arc_080509153054781_$(YEAR)_$(MONTH)$(DAY).PBF"

    Hope that helps, keep us posted.
     
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