Why saving an image to a mapped drive may sometimes fail
This article applies to:
- Acronis True Image 10.0 Home
- Acronis True Image 11 Home
- Acronis True Image Home 2009
- Acronis True Image Home 2010
- Acronis True Image Home 2011
- Acronis True Image Home 2012
- True Image Home 2013 by Acronis
- Acronis True Image 9.1 Server for Windows
- Acronis True Image 9.1 Workstation
- Acronis True Image 9.1 Enterprise Server
- Acronis True Image Echo Server for Windows
- Acronis True Image Echo Workstation
- Acronis True Image Echo Enterprise Server
- Windows components of Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Editions
If you schedule a task in an Acronis backup product to save an image to a mapped drive, you may find that the operation does not succeed sometimes, and sometimes it does.
When you map a drive, it becomes mapped only under your Windows account. The Acronis product runs its tasks using the system account and so it is sometimes impossible to locate your mapped drive (especially when you are logged off).
Please use a full UNC path (e.g. \\server\share\) instead of a mapped drive.
See also Acronis Backup & Recovery 10: Backup/Restore Fails if There Are Capital Letters in a Subfolder on a Network Share.
(!) This article applies to scheduled backups only. If a manual backup fails in similar conditions, the issue is not covered in this article.
See also Providing Credentials in Acronis True Image Schedule Task Wizard.
For information on how to map drives in Windows XP please see the Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 308582.