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backing up to a usb drive on the router using synctoy

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backing up to a usb drive on the router using synctoy

OK

I did the basics and setup the drive from the router interface and setup a mapped drive on the XP computer then ran synctoy

All the folders were created but no files were transferred I tried setting the security permissions but it still wouldn't work

Obviously I am missing something but I have no idea what

The router is a Billion 8800nl

Just to get things going I am trying the same thing  with the hard drive connected directly to the computer and that is working as it should

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Re: backing up to a usb drive on the router using synctoy

Daft question... are you using different file formats on the two drives such as NTFS v FAT32 ?

 

Alternatively does the drive have write protection? - EG is it a memory card in a usb dongle for instance? (some 3/4g dongles have microsd slots)

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Re: backing up to a usb drive on the router using synctoy

is the drive mounted under disk manager or did you just add a network drive ?

what file format is the drive in?

 

how large are the files your trying to do a sync with? theres posts on the billion forum that suggest anything over 9gb isn't going to work due to buffer handling /

 

might be that you need to do the sync plugged into the pc to start off with and then it will work to change things incrementally afterwards via the hub

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: backing up to a usb drive on the router using synctoy

files are all small

format is ntfs

actually I don't think it is going to work the way I want as apparently you need to login to the drive every time

I will leave it as it is for a long time as I am going in for a new hip next week and subsequent mobility is going to be a major problem for several months

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Re: backing up to a usb drive on the router using synctoy

Good luck with the new hip Jim.

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Re: backing up to a usb drive on the router using synctoy

Three cheers for @Oldjim as he heads off to hospital.

Hip Hip Hooray. Oh! On seconds thoughts maybe not.

Take care of yourself Jim and best of luck with the operation.

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Re: backing up to a usb drive on the router using synctoy

From hospital Grin

Well that stuffs it for older operating systems

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