Question with changing a local drive to network drive

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coffee1978
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Question with changing a local drive to network drive

Post by coffee1978 »

Hi - I have a mirror backup configured. I have my G: drive backed up to Z:. G: is currently a local drive on my b4a host.

If I move the physical G: to another host, and mount it back over the network as the original G: drive letter on the B4A host, will the backups simply continue from there? File locations like G:\foo\bar\car.txt will still be the same file, with the same size, timestamp, path as before. It will simply be on the network instead of local.

Will b4a care? i.e. will it detect it as a change and backup everything again?

Thanks!

Adrian (Softland)
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Re: Question with changing a local drive to network drive

Post by Adrian (Softland) »

Hi,

That should work. For backup sources, if the path is the same, the files already backed up will not be backed up again.
Do you know you can monitor your backups remotely with Backup4all Monitor? You can read more here: https://www.backup4all.com/backup4all-monitor.html

coffee1978
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Re: Question with changing a local drive to network drive

Post by coffee1978 »

Hi, just as a follow-up - I did complete this move and backup4all performed as expected. A test found no issues and a backup run successfully picked up only changed files. B4A did not appear to care that the drive changed from local to network.

Adrian (Softland)
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Re: Question with changing a local drive to network drive

Post by Adrian (Softland) »

Hi,

Yes, that was as expected.
Do you know you can monitor your backups remotely with Backup4all Monitor? You can read more here: https://www.backup4all.com/backup4all-monitor.html

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