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  • Calf
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"no available source backup folders"
« on: December 18, 2009, 01:13:57 pm »

I've spent hours going through the forum, but cannot find (or perhaps cannot understand) a solution.

I have a Linkstation HS-DHGL 1.2.0 connected to a Netgear router.  This connects wirelessly to a pc and a laptop.  About a year ago I somehow managed to set up jobs to backup files from both machines. Recently we were burgled and the laptop was stolen.  I tried to set up a job to backup the replacement laptop, but can't.  Although the pevious backup still runs for the pc, I can't see any details of what it does - where does that info hide?

From the laptop I've created a new share called NewJohn on the linkstation, and I try to backup the documents folder to this.
So "Disk Backup", Job1:
Select immediately, and Normal backup.
Then to the "Backup source and destination stuff"
two boxes - first dropdown offers choice of shares on linkstation so I select NewJohn
second one has "no available source backup folders"

Nothing else I do seems to allow me to specify which folder to back up.
Exactly the same happens if I try from the pc.
Yet I managed somehow last year!

Can you help?


  • Big Bull
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Re: "no available source backup folders"
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2009, 10:55:46 am »

Do you have another buffalo nas device, or a usb drive plugged into the ls and have it formatted to xfs through your ls?  The usb ext hd also needs to have a supplemental power connection, not everything through the usb port on the ls.