Backup Exec 2012 – can’t locate backup

I need a solution

Hi,

First of all, I know this isn’t the correct location for Backup Exec posts but it’s the most relevant location i could find.

I am the new IT Engineer at a small company and I’ve recently had some issues with Backup Exec 2012. The issue is fixed however and backups are running as they should. To prepare myself for the need to restore files in the future I decided to have a test run. I highlighted the server I wanted to restore files from and selected Restore button then selected File and folder backups. However the list of backup I can see on this page are from last month. I did run a couple of successful backups this week (one of the backups were definitely on the tape I currently have inserted) but nothing up to date is showing. Am I missing something here?

It’s a physical server running Windows Server 2011, Symantec Backup Exec 2012 and we’re using tape as the media. Thanks in advance!

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Event ID 7035 (Windows SharePoint Services health model)

Event ID 7035 (Windows SharePoint Services health model)
Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

Applies To: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

 

Topic Last Modified: 2008-04-27

When you back up a Web site, you back up the content database for the site, including all pages in the site, files in document libraries, files attached to lists, security and permission settings, and feature settings. The backup process creates a single file that contains all of this data. The restore process uses this file to restore the content database for the site. For more information about backup and restore, see Administering backup and recovery for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 technology (http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver/WSS/en/library/64171b8c-5608-4e69-881a-67996080b7ff1033.mspx) on TechNet.

Event Details  

Product:

Windows SharePoint Services

ID:

7035

Source:

Windows SharePoint Services 3

Version:

12.0

Symbolic Name:

ULSEvtTag_7035

Message:

The same item is already in the process of being backed up or restore. To check the status of that process, go to the backup/restore job status page in the administration site.

Resolve Delete previous backup timer job and restart backup

Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 could not complete the backup because a previous backup or restore job is running.

Check the previous job and, if it is suspended or not running delete it, and then retry the backup operation again.

You must be a member of the SharePoint Administrators group to perform these tasks.

To check if a previous backup timer job is running for the item

  1. In Central Administration, on the left navigation pane, click Operations.

  2. On the Operations page, in the Backup and Restore section, click Backup and restore job status.

  3. On the Backup and Restore Status page, click the name of the backup you want to view.

  4. If the job is currently running, you must delete the job or wait for it to complete.

To delete a previous backup timer job

  1. In Central Administration, click Operations in the left side menu.

  2. On the Operations page, under Global Configuration, click Timer job definitions.

  3. On the Timer Job Definitions page, click the name of the backup or restore job you want to delete.

  4. On the Edit Timer Job page, click Delete.

Verify

Ensure that backups can complete successfully. You must be a member of the SharePoint Administrators group to perform this task.

To check if backups can complete successfully

  1. Important: Ensure that the target location has sufficient drive space for the backup.

  2. In Central Administration, on the left navigation pane, click Operations.

  3. On the Operations page, in the Backup and Restore section, click Perform a backup.

  4. On the Select Component to Backup page, choose the components you want to back up, such as a farm or an individual site. To test the backup job, choose a site or some smaller component.

  5. When you have selected all the components that you want to backup, click Start Backup Process.

  6. On the Start Backup page, in the Backup File Location section, enter the UNC path to the backup folder.

  7. Click OK.

  8. You can view the backup job status on the backup status page by clicking Refresh. The page will also refresh every 30 seconds automatically. Backup and Restore is a Timer service job, so it might take a few seconds for the backup to start.

  9. If you receive any errors, you can find more information by looking in the spbackup.log at the UNC path you specified previously.

To find the location of the log file folder

  1. In Central Administration, on the left navigation pane, click Operations.

  2. In the Logging and Reporting section, click Diagnostic Logging.

  3. On the Diagnostic Logging page, in the Trace Log section, the path to the log file is displayed in the Path box.

Related Management Information

Backup and Restore (Health model)

Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 health model

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copy the pdf files to another folder

hello
I am trying to copy all pdf from export (folder batches) to a new folder (C:Backup) and I am using the following actions

**IsDirectoryPresent (C:Backup+@BATCHID+,True,True)
CopyFile(@APPPATH(batches)+””+@BATCHID+””+@ID.pd,C:Backup+@BATCHID+, True)**
or
**IsDirectoryPresent (C:Backup+@BATCHID+,True,True)
CopyFile( C:DatacapLearning_12_54batches+@BATCHID+*.pdf,C:Backup+@BATCHID+, True)**

in both cases the pdf files are not moving to C:Backup+@BATCHID
any idea what I am missing

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Event ID 755 — Backup Service Availability

Event ID 755 — Backup Service Availability

Updated: January 27, 2011

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

For Windows Server Backup to be able to perform backups and recoveries, the Block Level Backup Engine service (wbengine) must be able to start and the global or local catalogs must not be corrupted. Wbengine enables Windows Server Backup to perform block-level backup and recovery operations. The global catalog is a file that Windows Server Backup uses to store the details about all of your backups (what volumes are backed up and where the backups are located). The local catalog is a file that Windows Server Backup creates to store details about the backups that are stored on a specific backup destination.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 755
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Backup
Version: 6.1
Symbolic Name: BLB_SERVICE_COULDNOT_INSTALL_HANDLER_EVENT
Message: Installing the handler for Block level backup engine service failed with error code ‘%1’.

Resolve
Review Service Control Manager events in Event Viewer

Review Service Control Manager events for Windows Server Backup in Event Viewer in the Windows System event log.

To perform this procedure, you must have membership in Administrators, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.

To view the Windows Server Backup events in the Windows System event log:

  1. Open Event Viewer. Click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Event Viewer.
  2. In the left pane, expand Windows Logs, and then click System.
  3. To create a filtered view of just the Service Control Manager events, click Action, click Create Custom View, and in the Event sources drop-down list, select Service Control Manager Eventlog Provider, and then click OK.
  4. In Save Filter to Custom View, provide a name and description.
  5. In the left pane, expand Custom View, right-click the name of the custom view that you created, and then click Find.
  6. To find all the Service Control Manager Eventlog Provider events for Windows Server Backup, in Find what, type: Backup.
  7. Double-click the event, and then click Event Log Online Help for more information about how to fix the event.

Verify

To verify that Windows Server Backup is able to perform backup and recovery operations, you should verify that the Block Level Backup Engine service (wbengine) is able to start and that the global catalog and the local catalog have not been corrupted. The global catalog is the file that contains information about all your backups, and the local catalog is the file that contains information about backups saved to a specific destination.

To perform these procedures, you must have membership in Backup Operators or Administrators, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.

Verify that wbengine can start

To verify that wbengine can start:

  1. Open an elevated Command Prompt window. Click Start, point to All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.
  2. At the prompt, type: net start wbengine.
  3. View the text message to verify that the service starts or is already started.

Verify the local catalog

To verify that the local catalog stored on a backup destination exists and is not corrupted:

  1. Open an elevated Command Prompt window. Click Start, point to All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.
  2. At the prompt, type: wbadmin get versions -backuptarget:<backup destination drive letter>.
  3. Verify that command runs without errors.

Verify the global catalog

To verify that the global catalog on the boot volume exists and is not corrupted:

  1. Open an elevated Command Prompt window. Click Start, point to All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.
  2. At the prompt, type (with no parameters): wbadmin get versions.

    Without parameters this command shows all the backups you have taken that are stored in all locations—that is, information stored in the global catalog.

  3. Verify that the command runs without errors.

Related Management Information

Backup Service Availability

File Services

Related:

Event ID 658 — Backup Set Integrity

Event ID 658 — Backup Set Integrity

Updated: January 27, 2011

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

When you run a backup operation, Windows Server Backup runs checks for consistency and hardware and software corruption to determine the integrity of the backup set.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 658
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Backup
Version: 6.1
Symbolic Name: ADMIN_PROTECTED_VOLUME_MISSING_EVENT
Message: A volume ‘%1’ included for backup is missing. This could be because the volume is dismounted, reformatted or disk is detached. Please correct the issue and rerun backup.

Resolve
Bring missing volume online or delete from backup set

When you run a backup operation, Windows Server Backup checks that all volumes that are configured to be backed up are available. If a volume that is part of the backup set is not available, the operation will complete, but with errors. To resolve this issue, follow these general steps:

  1. Check that the disk that contains the volume or volumes specified in the event details is online. If it is not, then bring it online.
  2. Or, if the volume is not available anymore and you do not want to include it in the backup set, modify the scheduled backups and remove the volume from the list of volumes selected for backup.
  3. Re-run the backup.
  4. Check for Event ID 4, which indicates that the backup completed with no errors.

To modify a scheduled backup, you must have membership in Administrators, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority. To perform a one-time backup or work with events, you must have membership in Backup Operators or Administrators, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.

Modify a scheduled backup to remove volumes

To update a backup schedule using the Windows Server Backup snap-in:

  1. Open the Windows Server Backup snap-in. Click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Windows Server Backup.
  2. In the Actions pane of the snap-in default page, under Windows Server Backup, click Backup Schedule. This opens the Backup Schedule Wizard.
  3. On the Scheduled backup settings page, click Modify Backup, and then click Next.
  4. On the Select backup type page, do one of the following, and then click Next:
    • Click Full Server to back up all volumes on the server. This is the recommended option.
    • Click Custom to back up just certain volumes, and then click Next. On the Select backup items page, select the check boxes for the volumes that you want to back up and clear the check boxes for the volumes that you want to exclude from the scheduled backup.

      Note: Volumes that contain operating system components are included in the backup by default and cannot be excluded.

  5. On the Specify backup time page, do one of the following, and then click Next:
    • Click Once a day, and then enter a new time to start running the daily backup.
    • Click More than once a day. Then, to select a start time, under Available time, click the time that you want the backup to start, and then click Add to move the time under Scheduled time. Under Scheduled time, click Remove to delete a time. Repeat for each start time that you want to add to or remove from the schedule.
  6. On the Add or remove backup disks page, do one of the following, and then click Next:
    • Click Do nothing.
    • Click Add more disks.
    • Click Remove current disks.
  7. If you choose to add more disks to store backups, do the following:
    • On the Select destination disk page, select the check box for the disk that you attached for this purpose, and then click Next.

      Note: By default, the likely disk or disks are shown in the list. These disks are external disks that can be used for moving backups offsite for disaster protection. If the disk that you want to use is not listed, click Show All Available Disks. Then, select the check box next to each disk that you want to use to store the automatic backups.

      A message informs you that the selected disk will be formatted and any existing data will be deleted. Click Yes.

    Important: Do not click Yes if you have data on the disk that you need. To use a different disk, click No, and then select a different disk under Available disks.

    • On the Label destination disk page, each disk that you selected is listed. A label that includes your user name, the current date, the current time, and a disk name is assigned to each disk. Click Next.

      Important: We recommend that you record and then physically attach the label information to each external disk. If you need to recover data from the backup stored on the disk, you will need this information to identify the disk.

  8. If you choose to remove disks, on the Remove current disks page, select the check box next to each disk that you want to remove from the disks used to store backups.
  9. On the Confirmation page, review the details, and then click Finish. The wizard modifies the schedule and formats any added disks.
  10. On the Summary page, click Close.

Create a one-time backup using the command line with no parameters

If you use wbadmin start backup with no parameters, the settings for your scheduled backup are used.

Make sure that the backup storage location specified by -backupTarget is online.

To perform a one-time backup:

  1. Open an elevated Command Prompt window. Click Start, point to All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.
  2. At the prompt, type (no parameters): wbadmin start backup.

Confirm a backup completed with no errors

To confirm that a backup operation completed with no errors:

  1. Open Event Viewer. Click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Event Viewer.
  2. In the left pane, double-click Applications and Service Logs, double-click Microsoft, double-click Windows, double-click Backup, and then click Operational.
  3. In the Event ID column, look for event 4.
  4. For this event, confirm that the the value in the Source column is Backup.

Verify

To verify that a backup set is complete and will be able to be used for recovery, you should do the following:

  • Verify that the backup operation to create the backup set completed with no errors.
  • Verify that the global catalog has information about the backup set.
  • Verify that the local catalog has information about the backup set.
  • Verify that the backup set itself is not corrupted by performing a recovery with the backup set.

To perform these procedures, you must have membership in Backup Operators or Administrators, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.

Verify that a backup completed with no errors

To verify that a backup operation completed with no errors:

  1. Open Event Viewer. Click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Event Viewer.
  2. In the left pane, double-click Applications and Service Logs, double-click Microsoft, double-click Windows, double-click Backup, and then click Operational.
  3. In the Event ID column, look for event 4.
  4. For this event, confirm that the the value in the Source column is Backup.

Verify the global catalog

To verify that the global catalog has information about the backup set:

  1. Open an elevated Command Prompt window. Click Start, point to All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.
  2. At the prompt, type: wbadmin get versions.
  3. If the command output shows information about backups, then the global catalog is intact.

Verify the local catalog

To verify that the local catalog has information about the backup set:

  1. Open an elevated Command Prompt window. Click Start, point to All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.
  2. At the prompt, type: wbadmin get versions -backuptarget:<VolumeName>.
  3. If backup versions are listed, then the local backup catalog is not corrupted and is intact. 

Verify that a backup works for recovery

To verify that a backup will work for recovery, you should try recovering something from the backup.

Note: Make sure that you do not mistakenly overwrite newer data. To avoid this, you can perform a recovery to a different volume than was backed up as part of the backup set. You will receive a message that any data on the destination volume will be lost when you perform the recovery. Make sure that the destination volume is empty or does not contain information that you will need later.

To perform a recovery:

  1. Open an elevated Command Prompt window. Click Start, point to All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.
  2. At the prompt, type: wbadmin start recovery. Use parameters, as needed. (To view the parameters and help for this command, at a command line, type: wbadmin start recovery /?).

    For example, to run a recovery of the backup from March 1, 2005, taken at 9:00 A.M. of the d:\folder and its sub-folders, type: wbadmin start recovery -version:03/1/2005-09:00 -itemType:File -items:d:\folder -recursive.

  3. Review the items that you recovered to make sure that they were recovered as you expected.

Related Management Information

Backup Set Integrity

File Services

Related:

Event ID 612 — Backup Operations

Event ID 612 — Backup Operations

Updated: January 27, 2011

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

You can use the Windows Server Backup snap-in or the wbadmin command to create and manage backups to protect your operating system, volumes, files, and application data. Backups can be saved to single or multiple disks, DVDs, removable media, or remote shared folders. They can also be scheduled to run automatically or manually.

However, system state backup is only available for the command line and is not available in the Windows Server Backup snap-in user interface. Also, you cannot configure a scheduled backup to create system state backups—but you can script the wbadmin start systemstatebackup command to run backups on a schedule.

In addition, you can use the Local Group Policy Editor snap-in (Gpedit.msc) to allow or disallow certain types of backups or backup locations. Policy settings for Windows Server Backup are located at: Local Computer Policy\Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Backup\Server.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 612
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Backup
Version: 6.0
Symbolic Name: ADMIN_SCHEDULED_BACKUP_STOPPED_EVENT
Message: Backup schedule was cancelled. Backups would no more run as per schedule.

Resolve
Re-run a backup

If a backup operation has been canceled before it was finished, it must be re-run in its entirety to complete the backup. 

Note: If you canceled a scheduled backup, you can use the instructions for “Create a one-time backup” without parameters. This will run a backup using the settings for the scheduled backup. 

To create a scheduled backup, you must have membership in Administrators, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority. To perform a one-time backup, you must have membership in Backup Operators or Administrators, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.

Create a scheduled backup

Make sure that at least one of the backup storage disks is online.

To configure a scheduled backup:

  1. Open an elevated Command Prompt window. Click Start, point to All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.
  2. At the prompt, type: wbadmin enable backup. Use parameters, as needed. (To view the parameters and help for this command, at a command line, type: wbadmin start backup /?).

    For example, to create a backup that will:

    • Schedule backups of hard disk drives e:, d:\mountpoint, and \\?\Volume{cc566d14-44a0-11d9-9d93-806e6f6e6963}\
    • Save the files to the disk DiskID
    • Run the backups daily at 9:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M.

    Type: wbadmin enable backup -addtarget:<DiskID> -schedule:09:00,18:00 -include:e:,d:\mountpoint,\\?\Volume{cc566d14-44a0-11d9-9d93-806e6f6e6963}\.

Note: Reconfiguring a scheduled backup will reformat the backup storage disk and any old backups will be lost.

Create a one-time backup

Make sure that the backup storage location specified by -backupTarget is online.

To perform a one-time backup:

  1. Open an elevated Command Prompt window. Click Start, point to All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.
  2. At the prompt, type: wbadmin start backup. Use parameters, as needed. (To view the parameters and help for this command, at a command line, type: wbadmin start backup /?).

    For example, to create a backup that will be stored on drive f, of volumes e:, d:\mountpoint, and \\?\Volume{cc566d14-4410-11d9-9d93-806e6f6e6963}, type: wbadmin start backup -backupTarget:f: -include:e:,d:\mountpoint,\\?\Volume{cc566d14-44a0-11d9-9d93-806e6f6e6963}\.

Verify

To verify that backup operations are running, or will run, successfully, you should do one or more of the following, as needed:

  • For any backup operations that you have run, look for Event ID 4, which indicates that the operation completed successfully with no errors.
  • Verify that no other backup or recovery operations are running so that you can start an operation.
  • Verify that you have enabled a scheduled backup, and is configured correctly.
  • Verify that the location where you plan to store your backups is available and online.

To perform these procedures, you must have membership in Backup Operators or Administrators, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.

Verify the backup completed with no errors

To verify that a backup operation completed with no errors:

  1. Open Event Viewer. Click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Event Viewer.
  2. In the left pane, double-click Applications and Service Logs, double-click Microsoft, double-click Windows, double-click Backup, and then click Operational.
  3. In the Event ID column, look for event 4.  
  4. For this event, confirm that the value in the Source column is Backup.

Verify another operation is not running

To verify that another backup or recovery operation is not running:

  1. Open an elevated Command Prompt window. Click Start, point to All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.
  2. At the prompt, type: wbadmin get status.
  3. If the command output indicates that no operation is running, then you can start a backup.

Verify scheduled backup is enabled

To verify that a scheduled backup is enabled:

  1. Open an elevated Command Prompt window. Click Start, point to All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.
  2. At the prompt, type: wbadmin enable backup.
  3. If the command output shows a schedule, then a scheduled backup is enabled.
  4. Confirm that the schedule contains the correct parameters.

Verify storage location is online

To verify that a disk used to store backups is online:

  1. For the computer that contains the storage disk, open Disk Management. Click Start, click Run, and then type: diskmgmt.msc.
  2. Click View, click Top, and then click Disk List.
  3. For the disk that contains the volume that you will use to store backups, confirm that the value in the Status column is Online.

Related Management Information

Backup Operations

File Services

Related:

Event ID 564 — Backup Operations

Event ID 564 — Backup Operations

Updated: January 27, 2011

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

You can use the Windows Server Backup snap-in or the wbadmin command to create and manage backups to protect your operating system, volumes, files, and application data. Backups can be saved to single or multiple disks, DVDs, removable media, or remote shared folders. They can also be scheduled to run automatically or manually.

However, system state backup is only available for the command line and is not available in the Windows Server Backup snap-in user interface. Also, you cannot configure a scheduled backup to create system state backups—but you can script the wbadmin start systemstatebackup command to run backups on a schedule.

In addition, you can use the Local Group Policy Editor snap-in (Gpedit.msc) to allow or disallow certain types of backups or backup locations. Policy settings for Windows Server Backup are located at: Local Computer Policy\Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Backup\Server.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 564
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Backup
Version: 6.0
Symbolic Name: ADMIN_BACKUP_TARGET_NOT_WRITABLE
Message: Backup started at ‘%1’ failed as network target ‘%2’ is not writeable. Please ensure user ‘%3’ has write permissions on the target.

Resolve
Check permissions for backup storage location

The user running a backup operation must have sufficient permissions to the location where the backup set will be stored for the backup operation to complete successfully. In addition, the backup storage location must be online and available.

To perform these procedures, you must have membership in Backup Operators or Administrators, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.

Check permissions for a shared network folder

To check or configure permissions for a shared network folder:

  1. On the computer containing the folder, open Windows Explorer. Right-click Start, and then click Explore.
  2. Navigate to the shared network folder, right-click the folder, click Properties, and then click the Security tab.
  3. If the user is not listed under Group or user names, click Edit, click Add, and then type the credentials for the user.
  4. Under Permissions for <user name>, select the Full Control checkbox.
  5. If a previous backup exists in the shared folder, make sure the user has Full Control permissions to the WindowsImageBackup\<computername> folder and all files and folders underneath it, where computername is the name of the computer that is being backed up.

Check permissions for a disk

To check or configure permissions for a disk:

  1. On the computer containing the disk, open Disk Management. Click Start, click Run, and then type diskmgmt.msc.
  2. Right-click the disk that you will use as a backup storage location, click Properties, and then click the Security tab.
  3. Make sure that the Local System account has Full Control permissions.
  4. If a previous WindowsImageBackup\<computername> folder exists right under the backup location, then make sure that the Local System account has Full Control permissions to the folder and all files/folders existing underneath it, where computername is the name of the computer that is being backed up.

Verify

To verify that backup operations are running, or will run, successfully, you should do one or more of the following, as needed:

  • For any backup operations that you have run, look for Event ID 4, which indicates that the operation completed successfully with no errors.
  • Verify that no other backup or recovery operations are running so that you can start an operation.
  • Verify that you have enabled a scheduled backup, and is configured correctly.
  • Verify that the location where you plan to store your backups is available and online.

To perform these procedures, you must have membership in Backup Operators or Administrators, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.

Verify the backup completed with no errors

To verify that a backup operation completed with no errors:

  1. Open Event Viewer. Click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Event Viewer.
  2. In the left pane, double-click Applications and Service Logs, double-click Microsoft, double-click Windows, double-click Backup, and then click Operational.
  3. In the Event ID column, look for event 4.  
  4. For this event, confirm that the value in the Source column is Backup.

Verify another operation is not running

To verify that another backup or recovery operation is not running:

  1. Open an elevated Command Prompt window. Click Start, point to All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.
  2. At the prompt, type: wbadmin get status.
  3. If the command output indicates that no operation is running, then you can start a backup.

Verify scheduled backup is enabled

To verify that a scheduled backup is enabled:

  1. Open an elevated Command Prompt window. Click Start, point to All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.
  2. At the prompt, type: wbadmin enable backup.
  3. If the command output shows a schedule, then a scheduled backup is enabled.
  4. Confirm that the schedule contains the correct parameters.

Verify storage location is online

To verify that a disk used to store backups is online:

  1. For the computer that contains the storage disk, open Disk Management. Click Start, click Run, and then type: diskmgmt.msc.
  2. Click View, click Top, and then click Disk List.
  3. For the disk that contains the volume that you will use to store backups, confirm that the value in the Status column is Online.

Related Management Information

Backup Operations

File Services

Related:

Event ID 561 — Backup Operations

Event ID 561 — Backup Operations

Updated: January 27, 2011

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

You can use the Windows Server Backup snap-in or the wbadmin command to create and manage backups to protect your operating system, volumes, files, and application data. Backups can be saved to single or multiple disks, DVDs, removable media, or remote shared folders. They can also be scheduled to run automatically or manually.

However, system state backup is only available for the command line and is not available in the Windows Server Backup snap-in user interface. Also, you cannot configure a scheduled backup to create system state backups—but you can script the wbadmin start systemstatebackup command to run backups on a schedule.

In addition, you can use the Local Group Policy Editor snap-in (Gpedit.msc) to allow or disallow certain types of backups or backup locations. Policy settings for Windows Server Backup are located at: Local Computer Policy\Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Backup\Server.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 561
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Backup
Version: 6.1
Symbolic Name: ADMIN_NO_BACKUP_TARGET_AVAILABLE_EVENT
Message: Backup started at ‘%1’ failed as no target could be found. Please attach a backup target and rerun backup.

Resolve
Confirm that backup storage location is online

Make sure that the backup storage locations are available and then re-run the backup. If between the time the backup starts and ends, Event ID 49 is not logged, then the backup was successful.

To do this, follow these general steps:

  1. If the backup that failed was a scheduled backup, use wbadmin enable backup to determine what disk was used.
  2. Use Disk Management to determine that the disk to be used for storing the backup is online.
  3. Re-run the backup. If the backup that failed was a scheduled backup, see “Create and run a scheduled backup.” If the backup that failed was a one-time backup, see “Create a one-time backup.”
  4. Look for Event ID 49 in Event Viewer. For more information, see “Confirm that a backup completed with no errors.”

To create a scheduled backup, you must have membership in Administrators, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority. To perform a one-time backup or work with events, you must have membership in Backup Operators or Administrators, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.

Create and run a scheduled backup

Note:  This procedures describes how to reconfigure and run a scheduled backup. Alternatively, you can use wbadmin start backup with no parameters. This will run a backup using the settings for the scheduled backup.

Make sure that at least one of the backup storage disks is online.

To configure a scheduled backup:

  1. Open an elevated Command Prompt window. Click Start, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.
  2. At the prompt, type: wbadmin enable backup. Use parameters, as needed. (To view the parameters and help for this command, at a command line, type: wbadmin start backup /?).

    For example, to create a backup that will:

    • Schedule backups of hard disk drives e:, d:\mountpoint, and \\?\Volume{cc566d14-44a0-11d9-9d93-806e6f6e6963}\
    • Save the files to the disk DiskID
    • Run the backups daily at 9:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M.

    Type: wbadmin enable backup -addtarget:<DiskID> -schedule:09:00,18:00 -include:e:,d:\mountpoint,\\?\Volume{cc566d14-44a0-11d9-9d93-806e6f6e6963}\.

Note: Reconfiguring a scheduled backup will reformat the backup storage disk and any old backups will be lost.

Create a one-time backup

Make sure that the backup storage location specified by -backupTarget is online.

To perform a one-time backup:

  1. Open an elevated Command Prompt window. Click Start, point to All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.
  2. At the prompt, type: wbadmin start backup. Use parameters, as needed. (To view the parameters and help for this command, at a command line, type: wbadmin start backup /?).

    For example, to create a backup that will be stored on drive f, of volumes e:, d:\mountpoint, and \\?\Volume{cc566d14-4410-11d9-9d93-806e6f6e6963}, type: wbadmin start backup -backupTarget:f: -include:e:,d:\mountpoint,\\?\Volume{cc566d14-44a0-11d9-9d93-806e6f6e6963}\.

Confirm that a backup completed with no errors

To verify that a backup operation completed with no errors:

  1. Open Event Viewer. Click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Event Viewer.
  2. In the left pane, double-click Applications and Service Logs, double-click Microsoft, double-click Windows, double-click Backup, and then click Operational.
  3. In the Event ID column, look for event 49.
  4. If this event does not appear by the time the backup operation completes, then the backup was successful.

Verify

To verify that backup operations are running, or will run, successfully, you should do one or more of the following, as needed:

  • For any backup operations that you have run, look for Event ID 4, which indicates that the operation completed successfully with no errors.
  • Verify that no other backup or recovery operations are running so that you can start an operation.
  • Verify that you have enabled a scheduled backup, and is configured correctly.
  • Verify that the location where you plan to store your backups is available and online.

To perform these procedures, you must have membership in Backup Operators or Administrators, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.

Verify the backup completed with no errors

To verify that a backup operation completed with no errors:

  1. Open Event Viewer. Click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Event Viewer.
  2. In the left pane, double-click Applications and Service Logs, double-click Microsoft, double-click Windows, double-click Backup, and then click Operational.
  3. In the Event ID column, look for event 4.  
  4. For this event, confirm that the value in the Source column is Backup.

Verify another operation is not running

To verify that another backup or recovery operation is not running:

  1. Open an elevated Command Prompt window. Click Start, point to All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.
  2. At the prompt, type: wbadmin get status.
  3. If the command output indicates that no operation is running, then you can start a backup.

Verify scheduled backup is enabled

To verify that a scheduled backup is enabled:

  1. Open an elevated Command Prompt window. Click Start, point to All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.
  2. At the prompt, type: wbadmin enable backup.
  3. If the command output shows a schedule, then a scheduled backup is enabled.
  4. Confirm that the schedule contains the correct parameters.

Verify storage location is online

To verify that a disk used to store backups is online:

  1. For the computer that contains the storage disk, open Disk Management. Click Start, click Run, and then type: diskmgmt.msc.
  2. Click View, click Top, and then click Disk List.
  3. For the disk that contains the volume that you will use to store backups, confirm that the value in the Status column is Online.

Related Management Information

Backup Operations

File Services

Related:

Event ID 545 — Backup Operations

Event ID 545 — Backup Operations

Updated: January 27, 2011

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

You can use the Windows Server Backup snap-in or the wbadmin command to create and manage backups to protect your operating system, volumes, files, and application data. Backups can be saved to single or multiple disks, DVDs, removable media, or remote shared folders. They can also be scheduled to run automatically or manually.

However, system state backup is only available for the command line and is not available in the Windows Server Backup snap-in user interface. Also, you cannot configure a scheduled backup to create system state backups—but you can script the wbadmin start systemstatebackup command to run backups on a schedule.

In addition, you can use the Local Group Policy Editor snap-in (Gpedit.msc) to allow or disallow certain types of backups or backup locations. Policy settings for Windows Server Backup are located at: Local Computer Policy\Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Backup\Server.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 545
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Backup
Version: 6.0
Symbolic Name: ADMIN_BACKUP_FAILED_SCHEDULE_SETTINGS_NOT_FOUND_EVENT
Message: Scheduled backup started at ‘%1’ failed because the schedule settings was not found. Please re-configure scheduled backup.

Resolve
Reconfigure scheduled backup

To reconfigure a scheduled backup, you should perform the following general steps:

  1. Disable any scheduled backup that you have already configured.
  2. Configure a new scheduled backup.

Warning: The following resolution steps will cause you to lose any data that is present on the disk that you are going to use to store your backups because the disk will be reformatted. If you experience this issue, but cannot reformat the backup storage disk because it contains other scheduled or one-time backups, call Microsoft product support to determine if there are ways to preserve the backups. For example, you may be able to create a backup of the backup storage location itself, although this is not a supported scenario. 

To create or modify a scheduled backup, you must have membership in Administrators, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.

Disable a scheduled backup

To disable a scheduled backup:

  1. Open an elevated Command Prompt window. Click Start, point to All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.
  2. At the prompt, type: wbadmin disable backup.

Create a scheduled backup

To create a scheduled backup:

  1. Open an elevated Command Prompt window. Click Start, point to All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.
  2. At the prompt, type: wbadmin enable backup. Use parameters, as needed. (To view the parameters and help for this command, at a command line, type: wbadmin start backup /?).

    For example, to create a backup that will:

    • Schedule backups of hard disk drives e:, d:\mountpoint, and \\?\Volume{cc566d14-44a0-11d9-9d93-806e6f6e6963}\
    • Save the files to the disk DiskID
    • Run the backups daily at 9:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M.

    Type: wbadmin enable backup -addtarget:<DiskID> -schedule:09:00,18:00 -include:e:,d:\mountpoint,\\?\Volume{cc566d14-44a0-11d9-9d93-806e6f6e6963}\.

Note: Reconfiguring a scheduled backup will reformat the backup storage disk and any old backups will be lost.

Verify

To verify that backup operations are running, or will run, successfully, you should do one or more of the following, as needed:

  • For any backup operations that you have run, look for Event ID 4, which indicates that the operation completed successfully with no errors.
  • Verify that no other backup or recovery operations are running so that you can start an operation.
  • Verify that you have enabled a scheduled backup, and is configured correctly.
  • Verify that the location where you plan to store your backups is available and online.

To perform these procedures, you must have membership in Backup Operators or Administrators, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.

Verify the backup completed with no errors

To verify that a backup operation completed with no errors:

  1. Open Event Viewer. Click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Event Viewer.
  2. In the left pane, double-click Applications and Service Logs, double-click Microsoft, double-click Windows, double-click Backup, and then click Operational.
  3. In the Event ID column, look for event 4.  
  4. For this event, confirm that the value in the Source column is Backup.

Verify another operation is not running

To verify that another backup or recovery operation is not running:

  1. Open an elevated Command Prompt window. Click Start, point to All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.
  2. At the prompt, type: wbadmin get status.
  3. If the command output indicates that no operation is running, then you can start a backup.

Verify scheduled backup is enabled

To verify that a scheduled backup is enabled:

  1. Open an elevated Command Prompt window. Click Start, point to All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.
  2. At the prompt, type: wbadmin enable backup.
  3. If the command output shows a schedule, then a scheduled backup is enabled.
  4. Confirm that the schedule contains the correct parameters.

Verify storage location is online

To verify that a disk used to store backups is online:

  1. For the computer that contains the storage disk, open Disk Management. Click Start, click Run, and then type: diskmgmt.msc.
  2. Click View, click Top, and then click Disk List.
  3. For the disk that contains the volume that you will use to store backups, confirm that the value in the Status column is Online.

Related Management Information

Backup Operations

File Services

Related:

Event ID 546 — Backup Operations

Event ID 546 — Backup Operations

Updated: January 27, 2011

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

You can use the Windows Server Backup snap-in or the wbadmin command to create and manage backups to protect your operating system, volumes, files, and application data. Backups can be saved to single or multiple disks, DVDs, removable media, or remote shared folders. They can also be scheduled to run automatically or manually.

However, system state backup is only available for the command line and is not available in the Windows Server Backup snap-in user interface. Also, you cannot configure a scheduled backup to create system state backups—but you can script the wbadmin start systemstatebackup command to run backups on a schedule.

In addition, you can use the Local Group Policy Editor snap-in (Gpedit.msc) to allow or disallow certain types of backups or backup locations. Policy settings for Windows Server Backup are located at: Local Computer Policy\Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Backup\Server.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 546
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Backup
Version: 6.0
Symbolic Name: ADMIN_BACKUP_FAILED_DID_NOT_START_EVENT
Message: Backup attempted at ‘%1’ failed to start, error code ‘%2’.

Resolve
Review event details for why backup failed to start

If a backup fails to start, review the details for the applicable events to find out why the backup operation failed. Then re-run the backup.

To do this, follow these general steps:

  1. Find the applicable events in Event Viewer, and then review the details for those events to find out why the backup operation failed. For more information, see “Review event details in Event Viewer.”
  2. Confirm that the location to perform the backup to is online.
  3. After resolving any errors that you find in performing the steps above, re-run another backup. For more information, see “Peform a backup using the command line.”

To perform these procedures, you must have membership in Backup Operators or Administrators, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.

Review event details in Event Viewer

To review event details for a backup in Event Viewer:

  1. Open Event Viewer. Click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Event Viewer.
  2. In the left pane, double-click Applications and Service Logs, double-click Microsoft, double-click Windows, double-click Backup, and then click Operational.
  3. Look at the error code mentioned in the event details to find out why the backup failed to start.

Perform a backup using the command line

Make sure that the backup storage location specified by -backupTarget is online.

Note: If the backup operation that failed was a scheduled backup, you can use wbadmin start backup with no parameters. This will run a backup using the settings for the scheduled backup.

To perform a one-time backup:

  1. Open an elevated Command Prompt window. Click Start, point to All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.
  2. At the prompt, type: wbadmin start backup. Use parameters, as needed. (To view the parameters and help for this command, at a command line, type: wbadmin start backup /?).

    For example, to create a backup that will be stored on drive f, of volumes e:, d:\mountpoint, and \\?\Volume{cc566d14-4410-11d9-9d93-806e6f6e6963}, type: wbadmin start backup -backupTarget:f: -include:e:,d:\mountpoint,\\?\Volume{cc566d14-44a0-11d9-9d93-806e6f6e6963}\.

Verify

To verify that backup operations are running, or will run, successfully, you should do one or more of the following, as needed:

  • For any backup operations that you have run, look for Event ID 4, which indicates that the operation completed successfully with no errors.
  • Verify that no other backup or recovery operations are running so that you can start an operation.
  • Verify that you have enabled a scheduled backup, and is configured correctly.
  • Verify that the location where you plan to store your backups is available and online.

To perform these procedures, you must have membership in Backup Operators or Administrators, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.

Verify the backup completed with no errors

To verify that a backup operation completed with no errors:

  1. Open Event Viewer. Click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Event Viewer.
  2. In the left pane, double-click Applications and Service Logs, double-click Microsoft, double-click Windows, double-click Backup, and then click Operational.
  3. In the Event ID column, look for event 4.  
  4. For this event, confirm that the value in the Source column is Backup.

Verify another operation is not running

To verify that another backup or recovery operation is not running:

  1. Open an elevated Command Prompt window. Click Start, point to All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.
  2. At the prompt, type: wbadmin get status.
  3. If the command output indicates that no operation is running, then you can start a backup.

Verify scheduled backup is enabled

To verify that a scheduled backup is enabled:

  1. Open an elevated Command Prompt window. Click Start, point to All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.
  2. At the prompt, type: wbadmin enable backup.
  3. If the command output shows a schedule, then a scheduled backup is enabled.
  4. Confirm that the schedule contains the correct parameters.

Verify storage location is online

To verify that a disk used to store backups is online:

  1. For the computer that contains the storage disk, open Disk Management. Click Start, click Run, and then type: diskmgmt.msc.
  2. Click View, click Top, and then click Disk List.
  3. For the disk that contains the volume that you will use to store backups, confirm that the value in the Status column is Online.

Related Management Information

Backup Operations

File Services

Related: