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Backing up NAS using Windows 2013 Server


We have recently updated to TSM 7.1 and Server 2012.
This worked on TSM 5.5 and Server 2003

To backup one of our NAS Devices we have a script that:
1. Maps a drive to our NAS
2. Using a TSM Command line command, I backup the mapped drive.
3. Delete the drive mapping

This is not working, in trouble shooting:
1. I mapped the drive to the NAS.
2. I confirmed in File Explorer that the drive is mapped.
3. When I go into TSM 7.1 GUI to do a manual backup, the drive does not show up.

If I can get the drive to show up using the GUI, I can probably get my command line back to work.

What do I need to do to get the Mapped Drives to show up under TSM 7.1 GUI ?


ADSM.ORG Moderator
You don't back it up by drive letter, but by UNC name. In the GUI, if you expand Network, you should see the UNC name there (\\hostname\sharename). This is also how you would back it up from the command line. There is no need to map a drive, you just need to authenticate to the NAS. When you map a drive, it does authenticate to the NAS, but the actual drive letter it's mounted you is not used by TSM.

So you would do:
net use \\hostname\sharename /user:{username} {password}
dsmc i \\hostname\sharename
net use \\hostname\sharename /delete

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The Spectrum Protect TLA (Three-Letter Acronym): ISP or something else?

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