Cannot create folder ftp:\\192.168.0.1:21\



  • Recently my SSD had to be replaced, and afterwards my scheduled backups in Acronis TrueImage stopped working (presumably because the disk signature changed). So I went to recreate the backup task to my FTP server (I use FTP because I could never get Acronis to backup to network drive - even when it did work, it never worked for longer than 3 days, and using Acronis to access any kind of network path caused it to forcibly disconnect my mapped drives and close all files opened from the server). Except when I tried to set up backup to FTP now, I got this instead:
    Cannot create folder ftp:\\192.168.0.1:21\

    I actually remember having the same problem the first time I set up FTP backup, but at least then the backup task was saved, and I could flip the slashes by editing the XML file directly - now it doesn't do that, so I can only set up backups to a local disk.

    Not that that's the only WTF - once you set up a FTP connection, there's no way to remove it - you can edit it's settings, but it'll stay in there forever.


    BTW, if anybody can recommend a backup program for Windows that can save backups to network and keep some history (preferrably incremental or differential copies), I'm interested.



  • @ender said:

    BTW, if anybody can recommend a backup program for Windows that can save backups to network and keep some history (preferrably incremental or differential copies), I'm interested.
    Built in NTBackup/Windows Backup and Restore Centre can do that, depending on what version of Windows you're using.



  • @intertravel said:

    Built in NTBackup/Windows Backup and Restore Centre can do that, depending on what version of Windows you're using.
    Windows backup is slow, and doesn't allow me to encrypt the backup. I was also under the impression that only the last backup is accessible - at least I can't find any retention settings.



  • @ender said:

    @intertravel said:
    Built in NTBackup/Windows Backup and Restore Centre can do that, depending on what version of Windows you're using.
    Windows backup is slow, and doesn't allow me to encrypt the backup. I was also under the impression that only the last backup is accessible - at least I can't find any retention settings.

    Have you tried Syncback?

    If you want online, you can use Mozy, which I believe provides full integration with Windows Shadowcopy now, but of course the disadvantage is that it takes weeks to upload your initial backup set.



  • @ender said:

    BTW, if anybody can recommend a backup program for Windows that can save backups to network and keep some history (preferrably incremental or differential copies), I'm interested.
     

    Backup4All could be a candidate. I don't use it to backup over network but it says it can. Most versions do differentials and at least one version does incrementals, plus you can specify how many versions to retain and restore as at at particular date.

     



  • @blakeyrat said:

    Have you tried Syncback?
    Thanks, the features of the Pro version seem to be what I need. Will check it out tomorrow. Mozy isn't an option, since I want to backup to my own server (speed wouldn't be a problem, since I have very fast connection).


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

     Just do your acronis backup to local andhave a scheduled task that shoves them off to another system.



  • @ender said:

    @intertravel said:
    Built in NTBackup/Windows Backup and Restore Centre can do that, depending on what version of Windows you're using.
    Windows backup is slow, and doesn't allow me to encrypt the backup. I was also under the impression that only the last backup is accessible - at least I can't find any retention settings.
    Slow, definitely. Encryption, I've never tried - although you could always encrypt the backup afterwards. Even NTBackup could do differential/incremental, but the more recent versions of Windows have been more varied in what WB&RC could do. If you're on a Windows Pro OS, shouldn't be a problem.



  • @intertravel said:

    @ender said:
    @intertravel said:
    Built in NTBackup/Windows Backup and Restore Centre can do that, depending on what version of Windows you're using.
    Windows backup is slow, and doesn't allow me to encrypt the backup. I was also under the impression that only the last backup is accessible - at least I can't find any retention settings.
    Slow, definitely. Encryption, I've never tried - although you could always encrypt the backup afterwards. Even NTBackup could do differential/incremental, but the more recent versions of Windows have been more varied in what WB&RC could do. If you're on a Windows Pro OS, shouldn't be a problem.

    My understanding is that if you currently have encryption turned on for your account, your backup will also be encrypted. But I'm not certain enough of that to state it as fact...



  • @blakeyrat said:

    My understanding is that if you currently have encryption turned on for your account, your backup will also be encrypted. But I'm not certain enough of that to state it as fact...
    I was thinking that, but I wasn't sure either - mainly because I don't know what happens if you write to a network drive. If you write to an encrypted drive, it'll be encrypted anyway.



  •  Duplicati is nice, simple and supports efficient remote backups.



  • @ender said:

    if anybody can recommend a backup program for Windows that can save backups to network and keep some history (preferrably incremental or differential copies), I'm interested.

    I've always used BackupExec, or whatever they call it now. Worked pretty flawlessly when Veritas owned it, but I think they sold out to some other company.

    Anyhow, it'll definitely backup across a network and it'll definitely keep a detailed history.



  • @Cad Delworth said:

    some other company

    Ewwww, Symantec!


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