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v15 backups to UNC path

Discussion in 'Ideas' started by giwm, Feb 9, 2017.

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  1. giwm

    giwm New Member

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    Though this feature existed in v14, it apparently now falls under the "3CX Ideas" category as it was removed in v15. The ability to backup to a UNC path makes backup routines incredibly easy without anything special running. This eliminates the need for an FTP server or script reliance to dump those backups off the local drive.
     
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  2. giwm

    giwm New Member

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    I just tested on 15.5 SP1 and this now works again. I'm guessing this was what was meant by the Change Log item:

    Fixed Backup retrieving and saving of backups when location type is FTP or DRIVE.

    Thanks!
     
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    So you pick "Local Drive" and type in a UNC path? All I see is Local Disk, FTP, Google Drive.
     
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    Have just tried this on 15.5 Service Pack 1 and it refuses to accept a UNC path or Mapped Drive as the backup location.
     
  6. giwm

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    @jj1 If it's not accepting even a mapped drive when Local Disk is selected, then that may be an issue you'd want to contact support about.

    You also may want to ensure it's not a permissions issue (especially with a UNC path). If using a UNC path, you'll want to give the host running 3CX modify permission on the target folder.