Adding a folder to my backup in Windows

To add a folder to a backup, you will have to change the sharing settings on the folder and log in to the web interface for your backup server and add the shared folder to the list that is backed up.

When you go to the URL for your backup server, you should see the words 'BackupPC is over here.' Click on the link and you should be prompted to log in with your chemistry ID and password.

Locate your computer from the drop down list on the left hand side.

In the upper part the menu on the left hand side, click Edit Config.

Click on the Xfer tab.

In the SmbShareName row, click the add button and enter the name you want to use for the new shared folder. Also, make sure to check the username that is listed directly below in the SmbShareUserName row.

In Windows, Navigate to the folder you want to add to the backup. Right click on it and click on Properties.

Click on the sharing tab and then click Advanced Sharing.

Check the box to 'Share this folder,' Set the name exactly as you set in the web interface of backup server, hit Apply, and then click the Permissions tab.

Click on 'Everyone' and click Remove. Then click add. On the new tab click the 'Advanced' button.

Click the 'Find Now' Button and locate the user that is listed as SmbShareUserName in the web interface, click on it and then hit the 'OK' button twice.

Click the check box where allow crosses Full Control, and hit Apply and then OK.

You should be able to close all the windows now and the backup pick up that folder the next time a backup occurs.

 

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