This feature is available for Windows machines running Yosemite Server Backup version 10.5.00 or newer.
Yosemite Server Backup can make direct connections to any Common Internet File System (CIFS) server / share. You can use this connection as a backup source or restore target - either in their entirety or parts within them.
To add a file share connection:
- In the Navigation bar, select Advanced, then Network. The network tree of your servers displays.
- Within the desired server, click File Shares. Then click Add. (Alternatively, right-click the file share agent, then select Add.)
- In the Add File Share window, enter a server or share name, along with its corresponding Username and Password. Then click Add.
Specify using the following format: \\SERVER_NAME or \\SERVER_NAME\SHARE
The file share appears. Note that the server displays with individual shares below it.
You are now able to protect the file share as a backup source or use it as a restore target.