Jun 29, 2021 3:39:15 PM

Network Repository

please i'm in need to make the backup reposirity points to a network location, how i can do it?

thank you

Synametrics support engineer
Jul 14, 2021 9:47:04 AM

Network Repository


There are two problems using a network path for repository:

  1. Syncrify runs as a service on Windows. Mapped drives on Windows are user-specific - meaning if you create a mapped drive, that drive will not be available to the service account or any other user account. Therefore, you will not be able to use a mapped drive. The only solution is to use a UNC path
  2. Most network resources prompt for user credentials. There is no way to specify that user id/password through a background service and therefore, you will have to configure the network path so it never prompts for a user id/password, which could be a security risk.

Even if you are able to bypass the two problems mentioned above, using a network path is not efficient. Please refer to for details.


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