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Can you select only the network drive name or IP in target?

 
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Lsvvforum1



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2022 7:07 pm    Post subject: Can you select only the network drive name or IP in target? Reply with quote

Issue:
I have two network drives in which I sync/mirror network drive 1 to network drive 2. The share names are identical on both drives and contain many "shares." It is very time consuming to create a profile to sync/mirror between the network drives when you have to add each share individually to the source and target.
I am aware you can edit the .fsf file but this can be error prone. I am not using any of the ViceVersa Pro add-on software.

When creating a new profile to sync/mirror between two network drives, can you select only the network drive name without selecting one or more share names on the source or target network drive if you want to sync/mirror all shares on the source and target drives? Is there a share name "wildcard" or syntax that can be used?

Example - Doesn't Work:

Source: \\networkdrivename1\ OR \\IP Static IP Address
Target: \\networkdrivename2\ OR \\IP Static IP Address

Example - Works:

Source: \\networkdrivename1\sharename1
Source: \\networkdrivename1\sharenamen 2
Source: \\networkdrivenamen1\sharenamen
Target: \\networkdrivename2\sharename 1
Target: \\networkdrivename2\sharename 2
Target: \\networkdrivename2\sharename n

Configuration:
- Win10 PC
- Western Digital Network Drives
- PC and network drives connected to local LAN

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2022 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, maybe you could use folder variables, such as <sourcewithoutdrive> for the targets, have a look at the help, section "folder variable".
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Lsvvforum1



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2022 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the response. I looked at folder variables, windows variables, scripts, etc. but don't see a way to simply select a network drive source and target name without selecting each network share unlike simply selecting a Windows disk drive letter/name. i.e. source = D:, target E:.

As you noted, the source and path folder variables only work for "target" drives. Regardless, it doesn't appear to resolve the issue of having to select each individual source and target share. It appears you could use the folder variables to map each individual target folder but that would be redundant.

Any other suggestions?
Thx.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2022 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought this might work:

Source: \\networkdrivename1\sharename1
Target: \\networkdrivename2\<sourcewithoutdrive>

Source: \\networkdrivename1\sharename2
Target: \\networkdrivename2\<sourcewithoutdrive>
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Lsvvforum1



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2022 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, that does work meaning you have to add each individual share to the source and target (which is what I do now). I was trying to copy/mirror the entire network drive share from the network drive source to an identical network drive target. Similar to being able to copy a Windows drive and all subfolders from a source to a target. This would assume that all shares have been created on both the source and target network drives.

This works for Windows NTFS volumes:
Source: D:
Target E:

Doesn't appear you can do this for a network drive. It would save significant time you could do this with network drives.

Thx.
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