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SBS2011 - Windows Server Backup fails to start

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  • In the SBS Console it reports 'Not available' on the right hand indicator

    When I try to run Windows Server Backup from the start menu it tries then reports back...

    "A fatal error occurred during a Windows Server Backup snap-in (Wbadmin.msc) operation.

    Close Wbadmin.msc and then restart it"

    I have had issues with permissions on the 'System Volume Information' folder which have now been rectified but when I was looking at that there was a 'Windows Server Backup' folder in there so the issue may be related.

    I have uninstalled the backup feature and re-installed it but seems to have made no difference

    Any pointers greatly appreciated

    Thanks

    Daren

    Wednesday, April 19, 2017 8:39 AM

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  • Hi,

    >SBS Console it reports 'Not available' on the right hand indicator
    I am not quite understand about your description. 

    Does it mean right click server in SBS Dashboard – Computers and Backup? Or, the right sidebar on SBS Dashboard – Computers and Backup tab? Or, anything else? 

    Please provide more information, or, screenshot if possible. 

    >When I try to run Windows Server Backup from the start menu it tries then reports back
    Please check to see if KB 2000779 is helpful - Windows Server Backup MMC fails to open:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2000779/windows-server-backup-mmc-fails-to-open

    Besides, using “sfc /scannow” to check/repair system files.

    If the problem persists, is there any change before this problem happned? Is there any relate event has been logged in Event Viewer? 

    Best Regards,
    Eve Wang

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    Thursday, April 20, 2017 8:47 AM
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  • Hey Eve

    This is the SBS console I was talking about...

    Then this is when I run backup from the start menu...


    Thursday, April 20, 2017 9:15 AM
  • Eve

    I also have this issue if you think it may be related...

    Thursday, April 20, 2017 9:22 AM