Hi all - purchased my EX4 this past weekend and much to my dismay there was no way round for me to get my home media server running 2012 to backup to my EX4 using Smartware or Windows Backup Services.
Smartware cannot see the EX4 - just lists Dropbox as an optional location for backups
Windows Backup Services - job creates fine but fails when I try to backup a test directory and mp4 file
My next step was to look into iSCSI which seemed like an ideal alternative… but with the options within the EX4 settings to only allow round number TB’s for the iSCSI disk reduced my just 5.98TB RAID1 (2 x 6TB WD Red) to a 5TB iSCSI drive… I wasn’t happy with this
So I decided to go back to basics and go with a batch file and the xcopy command - the following command line run in a batch file by Windows scheduling services copied all of the data off my server into the Backup directory I had setup on my EX4 - huzzah!!
XCOPY *original location* \*EX4 Name*\*backups directory* /m /e /y
So a working XCOP command may look like mine :-
XCOPY F:\ \EX4\backups /m /e /y
Here’s a link for those that may need a little help with the creation of batch files
Hope this helps anyone who’s struggling with this