Department of Physics and Astronomy - Computer Facilities

Using a 3d-party backup utility with the public backup server

Step 1 is to ensure that unencrypted passwords are acceptable to the Samba software.

To do this: CtrlPanel > Administrative Tools > Local Security Policy.
From there: Local Policies > Security Options.

The following Policy in the right-hand column needs to be set to Enabled:
"Microsoft network client: Send unencrypted password to third-party SMB servers" (See below)

Step 2 is to map a network drive from carpathia to your local Windows 7 PC.

To do this:
Right-click on "Computer" and select "Map network drive..."
In the window that appears, enter the following:
Then un-check "Reconnect at logon" and then click Finish.

After that you should see your carpathia home directory.
It should closely resemble this:

Once you have mapped your network drive to carpathia, all that's left to do is to configure your 3d-party backup
client to back up your desired files to the network drive.

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