About using a network server as your Offsite Copy destination

You can also specify a local area network server as an Offsite Copy destination. You must be able to access the server that you plan to use. You must either map a local drive to the server, or provide a valid UNC path.

For example, suppose that you set up a local external drive as your first Offsite Copy destination. Then you identify a server that is located at a second physical location from your own office. You add the remote server as a second Offsite Copy destination. As backups occur, recovery points are copied first to the external hard drive, and then to the remote server.

If the remote server becomes unavailable for a period of time, Offsite Copy copies all recovery points that were created since the last connection. If there is no room to hold all of the recovery points available, Offsite Copy removes the oldest recovery points from the network server. In turn, it makes room for the newest recovery points.