Image a NAS network Drive


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Is there a way to Image a NAS Drive. The NAS drive is not present in the list of drives that can be imaged?
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No, because an image backup is a block-level operation, and NAS devices do not grant block-level access to network clients.  That would be impractical to do in a multi-access environment because uncoordinated block-level activity by different hosts could end up corrupting data.  SAN devices grant block-level access to storage over the network, but they operate in a fundamentally different way, and if you want multiple hosts to have access to the same SAN storage resource, typically the hosts themselves need to be set up as a cluster so they coordinate their activities.

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The Only Way i have succesfully backed up NAS Drive Data (was using file and folder backup and selecting the target folders (using the unc path)


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So you'd use Reflect's files/folders backup option instead.
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correct - it creates a file folder image of any/all nas shares - ive used it a couple of times and been happy with the results
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iwj2017 - 10 June 2021 6:18 AM
correct - it creates a file folder image of any/all nas shares - ive used it a couple of times and been happy with the results

Oh, sorry - kind of a cross post.  I replied to a thread in a browser window I hadn't refreshed in MANY hours.  Thought I was being helpful but was only being redundant.  Oops!

I, too, have used Reflect's F/F option to back up NAS data and it worked well.
Edited 10 June 2021 6:24 AM by Gork
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