Backup for Workgroups can store your backup data to a NAS device and/or a shared network folder. For simplicity, we refer to NAS devices as shared folders because the Backup Server accesses the NAS through a shared folder.
Step 1 - Provide the Backup Server with the
rights to access your internal network.
The Backup Server runs under the Windows Local System Account. This account does not have access to your network. As a result you need to provide the name and password of a Windows account that the Backup Server can use to access your network. The Backup Server will impersonate this account in order to have the "Rights" to access network shares. The Windows account you specify needs to have the "Rights to run as a service." A good account to use is an administrator class account. Enter the account's name and password. If you are using a Domain Controller and this computer is a member of Active Directory then enter your domain name; otherwise leave the domain field empty.
Step 2 - Provide access to the Shared Folder. to the shared network folder must be in UNC format ("\\ComputerName\ShareName\FolderName").
Once the Backup Server can login to this computer, the next step is to access the network share. Enter the path where you want to store your backup data. The path
Provide the user name and password of an account that exists at the NAS or Shared Folder that has full access Rights to the shared folder.
to the shared network folder must be in UNC format ("\\ComputerName\ShareName\FolderName").
Step 3 - Verify access to the Shared Folder.
After entering the appropriate information to provide the Backup Server with the rights to access your internal network and rights to access the shared folder, press the Verify button to make sure Backup for Workgroups can access your Network Share properly in order to store your backup data.
If the Verify process displays a result other than "Successful access," you need to perform a little troubleshooting before Backup for Workgroups can store your backup data at this Shared Network Folder.
The most common sources of errors are: