How to Back Up Network Share or USB on Mac OS

In this post, we provide instructions on how to easily back up your network shares and USB drives with CloudBerry Backup for Mac OS.

How to Back Up Network Share

To back up a network share, you need to perform two steps: first, you mount your share on the system and, second, you create a symbolic link to the mounted share so you can specify it in the CloudBerry Backup Backup Wizard when creating a new backup plan.

1. Navigate on the Go menu and select Connect to Server.

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2. Enter the network address of your network share and click Connect.

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Note: Make sure that the account you are working under has access to that share.

3. Enter user credentials.

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4. Select a volume to mount on the server.

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5. Open the terminal and create a symbolic link to the mounted volume. To create a symbolic link, use the following command:

sudo ln -s {path_to_share} {link_name}  

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6. Now you can back up data from your network share device. Run the Backup Wizard and browse to the symbolic link you have created. Then go ahead and choose what files you want to back up from that share.

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How to Back Up USB Drive

1. Plug the USB drive into your computer and wait until it appears in the list of devices.

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2. Open the terminal and create a symbolic link to this USB drive. To create a symbolic link, use the following command:

sudo ln -s {path_to_usb_drive} {link_name}

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3. Now you can back up data from your USB device. Run the Backup Wizard and browse to the symbolic link you have created. Then go ahead and choose what files you want to back up.

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