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Accessing Secured Storage via Mapped Network Drive CIFS


On a Windows server you can use the Common Internet File System (CIFS, also referred to as Server Message Block, or SMB) to mount the DRaaS Storage

DRaaS Storage

DRaaS Storage is a raw storage product that can be used for backup and disaster recovery solutions. Accessible in your cPanel or Plesk Dashboard, and can be simply accessed via FTP, cPanel, and Plesk. This product resides on a different server from your hosting account, backed up regularly, secured from intrusion, heavily monitored, and protected with IP and/or user name restrictions to provide a safe, secure, and economical place to store and maintain your important data.

as a Network Drive, making it accessible in you’re My Computer dialogues. The following are instructions for mapping these network drives on Windows 2003 and Windows 2008 Servers.

Windows 2003

  1. Open My Computer.
  2. From the Tools menu, click Map Network Drive.
  3. Choose an available Drive Letter for the network drive from the Drive drop-down menu.
  4. Enter the share address as \\172.24.8.201\ssXXXX, where XXXX is your Bare Metal Client ID.
  5. Enter your User Name and Password when asked (these are the same as your FTP credentials).
  6. Click to select the Connect on Boot and Remember Login Credentials boxes to have the server automatically reconnect any time it reboots (the alternative is manually completing this process again any time you need to reboot).
  7. Click Finish.

Windows 2008

  1. Click Start, then click Computer.
  2. Click the Map Network Drive button at the top of the window.
  3. Choose an available Drive Letter for the network drive from the Drive drop-down menu.
  4. Enter the share address as \\172.24.8.201\ssXXXX, where ssXXXX is the share name you were given by Bare Metal.
  5. Enter your User Name and Password when asked (these are the same as your FTP credentials).
  6. Click to select the Connect on Boot and Remember Login Credentials boxes to have the server automatically reconnect any time it reboots (the alternative is manually completing this process again any time you need to reboot).
  7. Click Finish.