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    No more letters for network mapping?

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    by iamsanchez ·

    I’m using NovaDisk Server on a win2k machine. I’m backing up a bunch of window computer over the network. The only way that I’ve found to do this is by mapping network drives from systems after they have made them shareable.

    The problem is that I’m running out of letters. Does anyone know or can point me to some information about doing this in a different manner?

    Thank you.

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    • #3546924

      No more letters for network mapping?

      by xiaxiong ·

      In reply to No more letters for network mapping?

      Have you tried using the full pathname instead of mapping?

      Example:

      \\computername\sharename

      If that doesn’t work, you can try writing scripts or batch files with the net use command to add and delete shares, and stagger your backup schedule.

      Other than that, you might think about a centralized storage solution for some or all of the clients. Set up a file server and have all the clients work from that share.

      HTH…

    • #3546906

      No more letters for network mapping?

      by brian ·

      In reply to No more letters for network mapping?

      Create a folder on the server
      Share it with everyone
      Have each user drop a shortcut to the shared drive into the new folder
      You can then access each drive from that folder on the server

      2 issues that come to mind
      Make sure everyone is using a unique sharename
      Make sure they are only sharing the folder with you (admin group)

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      No more letters for network mapping?

      by iamsanchez ·

      In reply to No more letters for network mapping?

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