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June 25, 2012

How to get crashplan to backup to network share / unraid / mapped drive

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , — heredago @ 21:10

In addition to backing up to the paid crashplan central, I want my stuff to get backed up locally on my unraid network share:

“After much screwing around I was finally able to get Crashplan to back up to the unRAID box via Network Share.

Out of the box Crashplan won’t back up to a network share saying it doesn’t have the correct permissions.  Here’s how I got around it.

1)  Create a folder somewhere.  I created mine at c:\crashPlanBackup
2)  Open up CrashPlan and go to the Destinations tab of the ap.  Click “Folders” and find your new folder. Leave CrashPlan running and the Destinations tab open.
3)  Delete the new folder you created and just pointed CrashPlan to.
4)  Open a command prompt and create a hardlink to the network share.    Type mklink /h “c:\crashPlanBackup” \\tower\sharename  –  Hit return.  You can also mount the share so it has a drive letter and do it this way mklink /h “c:\crashPlanBackup” s:  if I remember correctly. (some people will want to use the /D switch (instead of /H) on the mklink if they get the “Local NTFS volumes are required to complete the operation” error

You’ve now tricked CrashPlan into thinking that the folder you added was a local folder and it’s not.  Working like champ!  For as little as $3 more per month  you can have your data back up to their cloud service as well.  Redundancy!  I imagine there would be no reason you couldn’t trick CrashPlan into backing up your network shares to their cloud and really make them wonder if $3 a month for unlimited storage was a good idea :)


crashplan backup to network share


January 21, 2012

reddit how to synch folders — backup tool crashplan

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — heredago @ 13:22


[S] 1 point 21 hoursago (1|0)

I think this is the one. It seems to be exactly what I want.


2 points 21 hoursago (2|0)

No problem, I have a desktop pc in my basement and a laptop that we use all the time. My wife loads all her pictures on the laptop and I have syncback on the desktop. Twice a week syncback looks at the pictures folder on the laptop and copies anything new down to the desktop. I then have carbonite installed on the desktop to send the data offsite. If my house burns down I want to make sure I still have all those pictures of my kids in tact! Everything else can be replaced.


5 points 20 hoursago (5|0)

Even the kids??




1 point 18 hours ago*  (1|0)

allwaysync is free for personal use. You only have to install it on the windows side.

Once set up you can run it manually, schedule it, run when the machine is idle, or have it watch the folders and automatically propagate any changes. It can work using windows folder sharing, or connect via FTP for the transfer, and can use UNC paths so you don’t have to map a drive letter if you don’t want to.

There are a ton of options, so you can tweak it to work many different ways (exclude files, folders, extensions, wildcards, only propagate changes in one direction, etc) and it will ask you what to do in the case of conflicts (files on both sides are changed).

I use it at home to mirror my PC to my NAS (which I use for backup). For work, I bought the license so I can use it to mirror some local network shares to an offsite backup machine.

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