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Backup failed with error code 0x80780179

    Question

  • When trying to backup Windows Server 2012 using built-in Windows Server Backup tool I get the following error:

    The backup operation that started at '‎XXX....' has failed with following error code '0x80780179' (An error occured while writing to the backup target.). Please review the event details for a solution, and then rerun the backup operation once the issue is resolved.

    The event details I looked at doesn't provide any help other than the ErrorMessage=%%2155348345

    I searched everywhere but the solution eludes me. 

    Can someone please help me resolve this?

    Thanks

    Monday, May 20, 2013 10:04 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    From the message, the issue seems related to the backup target. So what's the path of the backup target location?

    Please first test to perform a backup to a local drive to see if backup function is fine. And if you are backing up to a network location, try to use command line (wbadmin.exe) instead of GUI.


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    • Marked as answer by Bestoptimizer Saturday, May 25, 2013 1:46 AM
    Wednesday, May 22, 2013 6:20 AM
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  • Hi,

    From the message, the issue seems related to the backup target. So what's the path of the backup target location?

    Please first test to perform a backup to a local drive to see if backup function is fine. And if you are backing up to a network location, try to use command line (wbadmin.exe) instead of GUI.


    TechNet Subscriber Support in forum |If you have any feedback on our support, please contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    • Marked as answer by Bestoptimizer Saturday, May 25, 2013 1:46 AM
    Wednesday, May 22, 2013 6:20 AM
    Moderator
  • Thanks, it worked. It was firewall issue to the destination folder.
    Saturday, May 25, 2013 1:46 AM
  • I had the same error an in my case the reason was pretty trivial: I connected my USB backup drive using the front USB connector on my machine. It seems that internal cables provided by the motherboard manufacturer - those connecting the USB pins on the motherboard and the USB socket in the chassis - were of low quality and with a transfer of high volumes of data they simply failed. Using a high quality USB 3.0 cable I hooked up my USB backup drive to the USB connector on the back of my machine - one of those installed directly on the motherboard - and everything went perfectly fine. I have made a number of backups since then and no more error 0x80780179.

    So it is definitely a case of the hardware faults related to the backup target - in my case it was cabling.

    Monday, October 19, 2015 9:20 AM