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Active Backup installation issue
#1
Hi there,

Today I installed Active Backup for Business, at home. I have a DS415+ and a private PC. I wish to create a backup of the PC on the NAS.

I installed the server package, which prompted me to install the client agent. When finished, I cannot complete because the client agent complains:

Could not create a task. The target does not exist. Contact admin for help ... admin, that's me.

On the server side (though DSM web interface) I cannot configure template settings, because I cannot specify a user or a group (="users"). The software complains: Please specify a valid user or group.

See additional error message in attachment.

Finally, I get an error message in Notifications: Active Backup for Business - the task cannot be created

Please help.

/Claus


Follow-up. OK, so I tried to load the agent again, and I'm prompted three lines, 1) server address, 2) user name and 3) password. I know 2 and 3 are correct. What about the server address? I'm providing the IP-number ... should anything be added here, like a "path" to the backup directory? Just wondering.

Sorry about the noise here ... nothing to add to the client. I went into the server side and was able to find my user now, but now I see that BTRFS is required (probably for deduplication) ... my system uses EXT4.

Any other suitable options that one can recommend for backup of PC to NAS? Thanks.


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#2
I use Cloudstation Drive. It backs up targetted directories as you use them.
Alan
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#3
Agreed with alansh.
If it's just to backup a Windows PC, use Drive and sync your files to your NAS.
And I think Active Backup is more designed to backup a Windows server rather than a Windows client.
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#4
If you're backing up a Windows PC, use Windows' File History app. It is dirt simple. Cloudstation Drive and Synology Drive are sync tools, not backup tools.
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#5
Or use Veeam endpoint free for windows. It backs up the whole system and can restore to bare metal. It's saved a few systems for me.

You can point it to a password protected folder on the network and it just runs in the background on your schedule and rotation settings.

Using:  DS213, 2x DS215+, DS1515+, DS216j

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#6
Thank you all for inputs. I've ended up doing the backup with Windows File History. I was inspired by:
https://www.windowscentral.com/how-back-...nology-nas
The instructions are not perfect, but good enough.
Best regards,
Claus
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