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Using backup software with Redirected Folders

If the logged in user has redirected folders set up on their profile, the .obm folder is automatically created in \\servername\RedirectedFolder\username\.obm which is entirely useless, as by default the Online Backup Scheduler service runs as the NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM service which does not have access to the redirected folders network location to read the profile to even perform the backup.

There are 2 workarounds:

  1. Change the Online Backup Scheduler service in the services.msc to "run as" the logged on user.... or
  2. Move the %userprofile%\.obm folder to a universally accessible local disk location, then update the C:\Program Files\backup software Advanced\home.txt file then mark it read only.
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