How to back up sql server database to a network shared folder?

To backup a sql server database to a network shared folder ,  all you need is to add a backup device to target shared folder.

  1. Configure->Backup devices , and select the target storage server
  2. Click New or Edit existing device
  3. In "Path" field , just enter full path to the shared folder (Please don't use a mapped drive as target backup device , Windows dose not allow a service access a mapped drive.)
  4. Important : Control Panel->Administrative Tools -> Services , Change DataBK Storage Service running user to new user that has enough privileges to write to target shared folder.   Please visit following link to get more information