Pre-backup settings for macOS

If you wish to back up a local network resource on a macOS computer, you need to permanently connect it to your desktop. This is done once. After that you will be able to add the network resource to your backup selection in the Backup Manager and create a backup schedule for it.

  1. Launch the Backup Manager for the device
  2. Navigate to the Backup tab
  3. Click Edit next to the Files and Folders data source
  4. Expand the file tree and find the mapped network resource in the "Volumes" directory
  5. Add the mapped source to the backup selection
  6. Click Save

How to map network resource

The below instructions detail mounting the network share on macOS version 10.9 Mavericks, these steps may differ on newer or older OS versions:

  1. Open the Finder
  2. From the menu bar, choose Go > Connect to server
  3. Open the address of the network resource you want to map (for example smb://

    Please see this Apple instruction for supported network address formats.

  4. Click Connect
  5. Enter your access credentials for the network resource
  6. From the Apple menu, choose System preferences
  7. Click Users & Groups > Login items > Add an item
  8. Locate the network drive you have mounted (you will find it under "Shared" in Sidebar)
  9. Click Add

Instructions for other versions may differ. You can find all necessary details by visiting Apple Support area.


Instructions on restoring data from this data source can be found on Recovering data in Backup Manager.