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With CDP you can store and archive CDP Virtual Full Backup replicas onto any disk-based storage and Network Shares.
You can only use NAS appliances that support NFS locking; this includes most commercial-grade NAS appliances, but not all.

This article will provide instructions on how to store Disk Safes on a Windows Network (CIFS) Share.
{info:title=Was it available in CDP 2.0?}
In CDP 2.0, the Disk Safes could not be saved on CIFS mounts. But with the Archiving function, users could stream archived files to FTP / CIFS / SFTP / or local directory. The archive is .tar or .zip dump of all or selected files and directories in a Disk Safe's most recent recovery point. The archiving can be scheduled. See also: [Archiving Add-On User Guide|R1D:Archiving Add-On User Guide] (CDP Server 2.0 Documentation).


h3. Creating a Windows Network Share

{info:title=Reference: CIFS}CIFS is an abbreviation for Common Internet File System. It is a protocol that defines a standard for remote file access. CIFS is used to provide shared access to files, printers, serial ports, communications between nodes on a network, etc. CIFS are mostly run on Windows.
For instructions on network sharing, refer to: [Windows File Sharing (SMB/SAMBA/CIFS)|] (external link).

h3. Creating a Disk Safe

While creating a Disk Safe, specify a Windows Network Share in the Path field. The share must be available for the user account under which the CDP is running.
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{note:title=Notice}Windows network share should always be specified using a UNC style path (e.g. {{\\server\share\folder}}) convention.
{info:title=Reference: UNC}UNC is an abbreviation for Universal Naming Convention which implies that a network share can be addressed according to the following:


where ServerComputerName is the WINS name, DNS name or IP address of the server computer, and ShareName may be a folder or file name, or its path.

{note:title=Notice}The target share directory must be empty. The Disk Safe cannot be created in a folder that is not empty. 
{note}See also [Creating Disk Safes].

h3. Creating a Policy

While creating a Policy, select the Disk Safe linked to the network share.
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See also: [Creating Policies].

h3. Closing and Detaching the Disk Safe

You can close the Disk Safe located on a network share as usual. See [Closing Disk Safes|].


The closed Disk Safe can be detached as usual. See [Detaching Disk Safes].


h3. Attaching Existing Disk Safe

You can attach an existing Disk Safe located in a Network Share. Define the path in UNC format. See [Attaching Disk Safes].

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{excerpt:hidden=true}Instructions on how to save Disk Safes on a Windows Network Share.{excerpt}