Does not like Mapped Drives

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Does not like Mapped Drives

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Ok - not exactly true.
If you create a new task and select a mapped drive, it converts it to the unc path and works great.
If you have imported tasks from Backup11 - the backup fails for those mapped location (until you go update them)

However - I have a case where I need to use a drive letter.
Maybe there is a better way to accomplish
The issue is sometimes the computer(laptop) is at home - other times at the office; at home there is an external usb drive - at work a mapped drive.
I have a script that makes sure the drive letters are same at either place. That has worked well in Backup11. - Is there a better way(other than FTP)?
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Re: Does not like Mapped Drives

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Should work exactly the same if you are running the program as an application. As a service, you need to run it under an user which have access rights to the folders.
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Re: Does not like Mapped Drives

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cobian wrote: 24 Oct 2021, 19:33 Should work exactly the same if you are running the program as an application. As a service, you need to run int under an user which have access rights to the folders.
Not sure what that means/meant - in relation to the my issue of needing to use a Mapped drive litter.. not the unc
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If you want to use the mapped drive and not the UNC path, just uncheck this option under the engine tab. But run the program as an application (or as a service but only not under the local service account)
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Re: Does not like Mapped Drives

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Lol -- I just saw/found that option..
Sorry to wasted time...
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Re: Does not like Mapped Drives

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Sorry - I have to come back to this..
I cleared that flag.
reselected the destination location which select as drive letter and it did not covert to UNC.
when I ran a backup
I get "err ...couldn't be created: (3) The system cannot find the path specified:..."

Switch it back to UNC, only thing changed; it works fine - In other words - I do not think it is a user rights issue or with whether is it running as applications or service (or how the service it set up) .
regardless - I did try to switch to run as application (not service) - same err.
- I tried to impersonate the user - same error.
- when I have it as a service it is using a regular account.
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That's interesting. It as an application, the program should behave exactly as it is was you (the user) copying the files. Sorry, no idea then.
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I should add this is on a system which had been using backup11.
Backup11 task were imported and being used here.

Also I have tested on another system same behavior UNC works; mapped drive doesn't
if it matter 1 computer is in an AD-Domain, the other is in a workgroup.
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And there is no impersonation?
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Re: Does not like Mapped Drives

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In the "normal" condition no
but I did test it with it as well.
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