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In windows server 2008 R2 i am trying to schedule a backup using windows server backup.I want to backup files to the local drive of a server.So i can't select first two option in specify destination type.So I have selected destination type as shared network folder.I have created a folder which is shared in C drive. In the specify remote shared folder page if i give \servername\foldername and click on next it says that "The specified path is not a remote shared folder". My intention is to backup about small two folders to a local drive itself. How can i do it?

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Why are you doing this? If you're backing something up to a local location, it's not really a backup in any meaningful sense of the term. –  HopelessN00b Jan 4 '13 at 13:12
    
@HopelessN00b I will take the backup to a local drive and then save it somewhere else safely may be to another computer. right now the server is web server so there i don't have any extra drive so i have to backup to local drive only.So plz tell me how can i do it. –  wincoding Jan 5 '13 at 4:55
    
Create a volume without system files and use that. Ie you have to partition your drive if you only have one. –  Molotch Jan 8 '13 at 13:08

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