Backup pst to NAS drive?

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Vincenzo

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I would like to set Outlook 2010 to backup the pst file. Do you know if I am able to tell it to create the backup on a NAS drive (we have a Buffalo Terastation NAS). If so, would the NAS need to be mapped to a drive letter, or can I have it back up via the UNC path? Thanks

 

Diane Poremsky

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Vincenzo

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I was planning on using the MS utility. But I see here How to enable Personal Folders Backup add-in to work with Outlook 2010 that it requires some registry additions to work. Apparently the Fast Shutdown in Outlook 2010 creates some issues. Have you ever used the MS utility on Outlook 2010?

I took a look at your batch file link. Does this require the user shutdown Outlook first? Can it be scheduled?

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Diane Poremsky

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The utility works fine with Outlook 2010 - run the fixit and you won't need to edit the registry.

It's easiest to run the batch file before Outlook opens. You can actually use the batch file to copy the PST and then open Outlook. It's harder to copy the PST file on shutdown because the batch file needs to shut Outlook down and that's harder to do in code.
 

Vincenzo

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I need a solution that runs with the least user interaction, or else it won't happen. I think I'll need to look at using the MS utility. It seems like it allows me to select a network location, at least on my Outlook 2007 computer. Not sure if it will be NAS friendly though, I've heard some backup apps do not like NAS. Thanks
 
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