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    WBAdmin Failed to create System State backup ?

    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.

    Code:
    C:\Users\Administrator>wbadmin START SYSTEMSTATEBACKUP -backuptarget:D:\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:D:\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:D:\ -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
    Last edited by ZeroHour; 6th July 2012 at 07:42 AM.

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    I may be wrong here but I'm fairly sure you can't have the backup location as a folder in this instance. You have to specify the Drive Letter only. Perhaps you could make a script to run the backup to the D: drive and then, when it's complete, move it to a directory if that is absolutely vital.

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    ah ok, thanks mate.

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