I don't think so. I have FMS 10, not 9 and it does not permit backing up to any drive that's not physically part of the server machine. If you check the documentation that came with your server, you'll probably find that the same thing is true with FMS 9.
I use a VB Script in the Windows Task Scheduler to copy backed up data from the server to a networked drive. For a copy of that script, click the following link:
nope, FM won't backup to a network drive. The only program I've ever used that doesn't have that functionality.
Thank you very much for your reply.
But I even can not create a new schedule to backup the database in the same server.
I used filewin:/D:/Admin/Backups/FMP/MONDAY/ ( the database is in D:/Admin/DATABASES/).
We do have existing Backup schedule with the path filewin:/D:/Admin/Backups/FMP/Evening/ and It works fine. Is this a permission issue or some settings I don't know?
When you click the Validate button you get Status: Invalid path?
If so, does the folder "Monday" exist?
I already created the MONDAY folder in BACKUPS folder.
after I type in the path and before I click the Validate button, the status is " Not a valid path"
when I click the Validate button, the status is still " Not a valid path".
I feel like that although I pressed the validate button, it did not validate the path at all. The "Next>" button is inactive and gray and I cannot move to next step at all.
Thank you for your posts.
Somehow, FileMaker Server is not seeing a valid path. Start simply. Try just the drive and a folder. Validate, and then go back and add another level and repeat. This may help point to where the problem lies.
Thank you very much. I have tried to create a new backup as you said. But It seems still not working.
I have asked the Server admin to try it with his ID and PW . I will wait and see if he can create new backup.
Again, thank you very much for your reply.
Here's what I've discovered. In every instance that I've seen the "Not a Valid Path" message, checking the rights on the folder in question and making certain that fmserver user has read/write access to the folder you're trying to use. This is especially true when attempting to backup to an external drive.