My employer mandated an upgrade to Windows 7 across the board, but I have several line-of-business applications that still require XP. My only option for the time being is to run them in XP on a virtual machine, like Virtualbox, under Windows 7.
I dutifully backed up my old PC with Smartware (1.6) to my My Book Live. I reinstalled Smartware on the new Windows 7 PC, and everything is fine. I installed Virtualbox and reinstalled a copy of XP in it, and that went fine.
But although I installed Smartware on the virtual XP machine in Virtualbox, it doesn’t see the MBL so I can’t restore the backup. Ugh!
I thought this might be network-related, in that some sort of traffic (uPnP?) was being filtered out before it got to the XP machine. I have tried all the networking options in Virtualbox, including bridged mode so that the XP machine gets its own valid DHCP-supplied IP address, and when I do that I can even ping the MBL. I can also access the dashboard in a browser using the MBL IP address as the URL, which might actually rule out UPnP (I’m not certain).
NetBIOS traffic seems okay, if that’s an issue, because I can see the MBL in the workgroup and can get info on it using nbtstat.
I haven’t looked into any port forwarding (via Virtualbox) since that’s at the outer limits of my network knowledge. The only other thing I can think of is that there’s some part of Smartware not working under Virtualbox, some sort of process responsible for detecting the drive?
Please help so I can restore my files!