After a major power outage here in Southern Ontario, our ReadyNAS 1100 and our active directory system stopped talking to each other. Before making any configuration changes, I wanted to create a backup of all data just incase things got worse.
I started by plugging an external USB drive into the front of the ReadyNAS and initiating a backup of volume C to the USB drive. 2.5 hours later and it was still “In Progress” with no log files indicating just how far into the process it was. Sick of waiting, I decided to map the staff, student and group shares and do an xcopy to a large drive on my desktop. It was actually very easy and uses one of my favorite command line tricks : net use. Remember, you’re using the ReadyNAS local admin account, NOT an AD account.
- Start -> Run ->
net use Z: \\orillianas\students /USER:admin
- (enter password when prompted)
- confirm files are there by running
xcopy /s /c /d /e /h /i /r /k /y z:\ f:\nas\students
IF you want to retain the ACLs, add /o to the above command!
You should get verbose output in your command window showing the progress. Once it returns to the command prompt, you’re done and can exit.