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wbadmin backup Server 2012 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I am trying to backup Windows Server 2012 with wbadmin tool. I have been using the tool on Windows Server 2008R2 without any problems. The backup target is a Buffalo Linkstytin NAS.

    I am using the following command:

    wbadmin start backup -backuptarget:UNCPATH -include:C: -allCritical -systemState

    The backup seems to start normally but when the first files should be written to the target I receive the following message:

    "Error: the version does not support this version of the file format"

    The same command is running without an problems on Server 2008R2 with the same backup target.

    Any ideas?

    Friday, March 22, 2013 8:47 AM

All replies

  • To create a system state backup by using Wbadmin start systemstatebackup

    1. To open a command prompt with elevated privileges, click      Start  , right-click      Command Prompt  , and then click      Run as administrator  .

    2. At the prompt, type:

      wbadmin start systemstatebackup -backupTarget:<VolumeName> [-quiet]              

      For example, to create a system state backup with no prompts to the user and save it to volume F, type:

      wbadmin start systemstatebackup -backupTarget:F: -quiet              

      To view the complete syntax for this command, at a command prompt, type:

      Wbadmin start systemstatebackup /?

    • Proposed as answer by AsimPervaz Monday, April 29, 2013 10:22 AM
    Monday, April 29, 2013 9:30 AM