This article is for Amanda Enterprise (AE)
Issue Type: General
ZMC supports backing up mapped drives on a Windows client provided that the drives have been mapped as user amandabackup. Zmanda Windows Client supports both Windows and SMB shares mapped as drives on a Windows machine.
- On the Windows host where the share exists, make sure that amandabackup user exists and has the same password as the amandabackup user on the ZWC client.
- The amandabackup user needs to have read-write permissions on the shared folder that will be mapped.
Perform the following steps on the Windows client to map the shared folder to be backed up.
- Login as user amandabackup
- Map the network drive to a drive letter. Ensure that the option Reconnect at logon is enabled.
- Logout user amandabackup
You should now be ready to backup the mapped drive.
Note: Backup of NTFS encrypted files on mapped drives will fail with access denied error.