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HOWTO: P5 Companion App "Could not find 'path_to_your_source_data'
Posted by Andre Kuehnemund, Last modified by Andre Kuehnemund on 30 January 2020 17:58

Checklist:
- Group: The P5 client and the directory in which the data to be archived is in (i.e. its parent folder) must be entered in the group preference settings.
- User: The P5 Companion user must be added to the above group.
- Archive plan: The previously configured group must be entered here.

Example 1 - Network Share:

- Data to be archived is located:
      -> On the local P5 Server, exported via SMB protocol
      -> Exported path: '/data/shares/vol1’
- Configuration on P5 Server:
      -> Group Preferences: Add the path '/data/shares/vol1' for P5 client 'localhost'
      -> User Preferences: Add above referenced group
      -> Archive plan: Add above referenced group
- P5 Companion on Mac
      -> Server: IP Address and port of the above referenced P5 server (e.g. '127.0.0.1)
      -> User: Username and password of the above referenced user (e.g. 'admin')
      -> Archive plan: Plan ID of the above referenced archive plan (e.g. '10001)

One can then drag any one or more subfolders of '/data/shares/vol1' into the Archive tab of the P5 Companion App - but NOT '/data/shares/vol1' itself. Doing the latter would result in 'Could not find "/data/shares/vol1"'.

Example 2 - Xsan Volume:

- Data to be archived are located:
     -> On the local P5 Server mounted as a Xsan volume
     -> Local path: ‘/Volumes/SanVol’
- Configuration on P5 Server:
     -> Group Preferences: Add the path '/Volumes/SanVol' for P5 client 'localhost'
     -> User Preferences: Add above referenced group
     -> Archive plan: Add above referenced group
- P5 Companion on Mac
     -> Server: IP Address and port of the above referenced P5 server
     -> User: Username and password of the above referenced user
     -> Archive plan: Plan ID of the above referenced archive plan

One can then drag any one or more subfolders of '/Volumes/SanVol' into the Archive tab of the P5 Companion App - but NOT '/Volumes/SanVol' itself. Doing the latter would result in 'Could not find "/Volumes/SanVol"'.

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