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No more letters for network mapping?

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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No more letters for network mapping?

by XiaXiong In reply to No more letters for netwo ...

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...

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by brian In reply to No more letters for netwo ...

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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