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CrashPlan back up to network share SOLVED!

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kylejwx

Also, just to add another note to this discussion, when I set up the backup on my wife's MacBook Pro the CrashPlan software allowed me to select a network share with no issues. I am assuming that the ability to select a network share is enabled on the Mac version of CrashPlan, but not on the Window's version. Can anyone confirm this?

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ikon

OK, the problem was I wasn't waiting for it to refresh the drives and was right clicking immediately. When I did this, I only got the "Configure Shadow Copies" option. Seems like there is a lesson in there somewhere for me, but I don't have the time to figure out what it is. :)

 

LMAO :D

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jmwills

The network option is there on Windows, or I am about 90% sure.

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jcollison

Creating that VHD takes a while. I started with a 1TB VHD. My total storage requirements are less than 300GB, so I should be good for a while.

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kylejwx

Creating that VHD takes a while. I started with a 1TB VHD. My total storage requirements are less than 300GB, so I should be good for a while.

 

It sounds like you created a fixed VHD. I used a 1TB dynamically expanding VHD and it was created instantly. My Drobo only has 2TB and I didn't want to use up half of it for my VHD. Currently the "1TB" VHD is only taking up 61GB.

 

My guess is that there is a slight performance hit for going with the dynamic disk, but this is just for backups and reliability, not for speed.

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ikon

It sounds like you created a fixed VHD. I used a 1TB dynamically expanding VHD and it was created instantly. My Drobo only has 2TB and I didn't want to use up half of it for my VHD. Currently the "1TB" VHD is only taking up 61GB.

 

My guess is that there is a slight performance hit for going with the dynamic disk, but this is just for backups and reliability, not for speed.

 

Good info. Thanks.

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jcollison

I did go with the fixed disk size because it said "recommended" in the option. I guess I could try the dynamic too.

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jmwills

Dynamic would actually you to over allocate the available space but you would have to be very careful about monitoring this.

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jcollison

It's on the Drobo FS, so as I got close, the Drobo would ask for additional space with a flashing light. That actually might be more ideal than fixed with a Drobo

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jmwills

Very smart device that Drobo!

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