Securing Data to central storage from laptop, in sum there are two PC, securing via privat network. RRS feed

  • Question

  •  Are there special settings, when I want to have backups to different volumes on one external device?
    Backup of main PC works, but laptop worked until I had to buy a new router, now it says at the configuring dialog "due to unknown reasons not possible, try it later!"
    tried so often....
    in what special way have I to give access to the storage device in the network?
    Thanx for any response!


    do ut des
    Sunday, December 28, 2008 12:08 PM


  • I've moved your post to the Backup and Restore topic folder.
    First of all, are you using Centralized Backup in OneCare? Is the external drive attached to a computer in your Circle that is the Hub? If so, perhaps the problem is that the location has changed due to the new router, though this should not be the case since the location of the drive is still the same from a PC name perpsective.
    Or, are you backing up both PCs to a NAT device? That is, the drive you refer to as external is a Network based unit with shared storage. If that is the case, then OneCare backup simply needs the permissions to be set correctly on the NAS for the location you are trying to save to. However, you are reporting that you are encountering a network error when trying to save the plan settings in OneCare, not when actually selecting the location or doing a backup.

    Unless you are using Centralized Backup and the drive is external on the Hub PC, I would suggest trying to reset the backup plan on the laptop -

    Open OneCare

    Click Change Settings

    backup tab

    Click Configure Backup

    Click change settings in the lower left

    Make sure that the first screen for Centralized Backup has "No Centralized backup" selected

    Click your PC on the left.

    Uncheck the selection for "Turn on backup for this PC."

    Click Next and save the revised plan.


    Go back to the backup tab, configure backup and click Change Settings in the lower left once again.

    Select your PC and click.

    Click Turn on backup

    Select the change location link and select the drive you want to use for backup

    Modify the schedule as desired for "When"

    Select the file types as desired for "What"

    Click next and save the revised plan with the new selection.

    If you are using Centralized Backup, try configuring the plan from the main PC and not on the laptop. Also make sure that the laptop and desktop firewall settings are allowing file and printer sharing for both options in the advanced ports/protocols list when connected to your Home network. it is possible that with the new router, your laptop wireless is on a different subnet now, causing the issue.

    You can also  contact support for help:

    How to reach support (FAQ) - http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/onecareinstallandactivate/thread/30400b52-7f26-4ba0-bc18-17e305329d90


    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare Forum Moderator
    Monday, December 29, 2008 1:46 PM