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    Hi Everyone,

    is there any way to create automated script to backup system state on my Windows Server 2008 using WBAdmin into D drive inside a directory ?

    I tried numerous time but it is still failed like the following script on cmd prompt.

    C:\Users\Administrator>wbadmin START SYSTEMSTATEBACKUP -backuptarget:\Admin\Backup
    wbadmin 1.0 - Backup command-line tool
    (C) Copyright 2004 Microsoft Corp.

    Starting System State Backup [12/02/2011 4:22 AM]
    Retrieving volume information...

    This would backup the system state from volume(s) SYS(C to D:\Admin\Backup.
    Do you want to start the backup operation?
    [Y] Yes [N] No Y


    ERROR - Specified backup location could not be found.


    C:\Users\Administrator>wbadmin START SYSTEMSTATEBACKUP -backuptarget:\Admin
    wbadmin 1.0 - Backup command-line tool
    (C) Copyright 2004 Microsoft Corp.

    Starting System State Backup [12/02/2011 4:22 AM]
    Retrieving volume information...

    This would backup the system state from volume(s) SYS(C to D:\Admin.
    Do you want to start the backup operation?
    [Y] Yes [N] No Y


    ERROR - Specified backup location could not be found.


    C:\Users\Administrator>wbadmin START SYSTEMSTATEBACKUP -backuptarget:"D:\Admin\Backup" -quiet
    wbadmin 1.0 - Backup command-line tool
    (C) Copyright 2004 Microsoft Corp.

    Starting System State Backup [12/02/2011 4:23 AM]
    Retrieving volume information...

    This would backup the system state from volume(s) SYS(C to D:\Admin\Backup.

    ERROR - Specified backup location could not be found.


    C:\Users\Administrator>wbadmin START SYSTEMSTATEBACKUP -backuptarget:\ -quiet
    wbadmin 1.0 - Backup command-line tool
    (C) Copyright 2004 Microsoft Corp.

    Starting System State Backup [12/02/2011 4:23 AM]
    Retrieving volume information...

    This would backup the system state from volume(s) SYS(C to D:\.

    ERROR - Specified backup location could not be found.


    C:\Users\Administrator>
    any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks

  • #2
    Re: Failed to create System State backup

    Does the directory exist???

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    • #3
      Re: Failed to create System State backup

      Originally posted by wullieb1 View Post
      Does the directory exist???
      Yes Wullie, it is exist.

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      • #4
        Re: Failed to create System State backup

        I thought you could only backup to a local volume or a remote shared folder.
        (first failure)
        And the volume is dedicated to backups only (second failure)


        http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...49(WS.10).aspx
        Tom Jones
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        • #5
          Re: Failed to create System State backup

          Originally posted by Ossian View Post
          I thought you could only backup to a local volume or a remote shared folder.
          (first failure)
          And the volume is dedicated to backups only (second failure)


          http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...49(WS.10).aspx
          I don't know perhaps you are right ?
          so Windows backup is so limited in this case, NTBackup is way much better than that.

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          • #6
            Re: Failed to create System State backup

            Yes -- don't get me started on NTBackup -- it is still sorely missed

            Check the technet link I gave you for more information on Windows Backup strengths (if any ) and weaknesses
            Tom Jones
            MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
            PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
            IT Trainer / Consultant
            Ossian Ltd
            Scotland

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