Backup on Network

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LarryK
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Backup on Network

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I want to back up files to an external hard drive connected to another computer in my home (my wife's). I cannot enter the drive letter I assigned; instead, Cobian wants the full name: \COMPUTERNAME\BACKUP\FINANCE\ for example. But then Cobian kicks an error message and says it cannot write to that drive. I can easily create, edit and save files to that same drive.

Any suggestions?
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Re: Backup on Network

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Then the easiest way is to change the installation mode from Service to Application.
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Re: Backup on Network

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I spent more time searching the forum entries. When I searched for "network" nothing was found...even though there are entries addressing this issue.

So I went to Options, went to control panel, and I can stop the Service...but then Cobian tells me
"ERR 2021-08-24 10:24 The engine is not found. Please see the FAQ"

The Status tells me Service is installed but not started; application is not running (even though I have it open). What am I missing here" How do I get the application running?
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Re: Backup on Network

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"Never say never..."

i thunk, then I thunk some more. I stopped the service, shut down Cobian, made sure it really was closed, then launched it as Admin. Checked it's status under the Control Panel inside Cobian, and it now tells me it's running as an application, not a service.

I ran my backup to my network location, and VOILA! it really worked.

Thanks. If in doubt, restart the app/program/computer...

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Yes. But the key here is: run it as an application, not as a service.
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