Sharing an existing backup-to-disk folder

If you have the Central Admin Server Option (CASO) or the SAN Shared Storage Option installed, you can share backup-to-disk folders between computers. A removable backup-to-disk folder cannot be shared.

In the Devices view, shared backup-to-disk folders are listed under each computer that has access to that backup-to-disk folder. All of the logical groupings of the backup-to-disk folders are displayed in the Devices view, under Device Pools.

To stop sharing a backup-to-disk folder, delete it from the computer that you don't want to share it with.

A backup-to-disk folder that was created by a previous installation of Backup Exec cannot be shared, and is considered unknown by Backup Exec. If Backup Exec finds an unknown backup-to-disk folder at the specified path, you are prompted to create a new backup-to-disk folder at that path.

To share an existing backup-to-disk folder

  1. On the computer on which you want to add the folder for sharing, on the navigation bar, click Devices.

  2. In the task pane, under Backup-to-Disk Tasks, click Add Shared Folder.

  3. Type or browse to the path of the shared backup-to-disk folder that you want to add to this computer.

  4. Click OK.

    The shared backup-to-disk folder is displayed in the Devices view under the Backup-to-Disk Folders node.