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Sharing USB drive

ozi Eagle
Hi,

I have a problem with a client's setup. He wants to use a USB HDD for backing up his data, from 4 computers, networked peer to peer.

Ideally he would like to plug the HDD into his computer (easy access to power points etc) and then initiate a backup sequentially from the other 3 computers. To allow this to happen the USB HDD must be shared. So far no problem, it works.

However, when he turns off his computer and then turns it on again the sharing permissions are lost for the USB HDD. Apart from his computer, the other 3 can't find the path, because the USB HDD isn't shared anymore.

My question is "Is there any way that a removable USB device can be permanently shared?"

TIA

Herb