none
SBS 2003 backup failure

    Question

  • SBS has all updates.  Started getting backup failure out of the blue. Fails even when run manually as Administrator.  Odd, the device error is on drive C, even though backup file is on E:.  E: is an internal SATA drive, nothing fancy, so can't imagine driver issues. Both disks have plenty of space.

    12/5/2009 7:00 AM
    -------------------------------
    Date: 12/5/2009
    Time: 7:00 AM
    User: Administrator
    -------------------------------

    Backup Runner started.
    Launching NTBackup: ntbackup.exe backup "@C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows Small Business Server\Backup\Small Business Backup Script.bks" /d "SBS Backup created on 12/5/2009 at 7:00 AM" /v:yes /r:no /rs:no /hc:off /m normal /j "Small Business Server Backup Job" /l:s /f "E:\backup\Backup Files\Small Business Server Backup (01).bkf" /UM
    NTBACKUP LOG FILE: C:\Documents and Settings\SBS Backup User\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows NT\NTBackup\data\backup03.log
    =====================<BEGIN NTBACKUP LOG FILE>=====================
    Backup Status
    Operation: Backup
    Active backup destination: File
    Media name: "Small Business Server Backup (01).bkf created 12/5/2009 at 7:00 AM"

    Volume shadow copy creation: Attempt 1.
    Backup (via shadow copy) of "C: "
    Backup set #1 on media #1
    Backup description: "SBS Backup created on 12/5/2009 at 7:00 AM"
    Media name: "Small Business Server Backup (01).bkf created 12/5/2009 at 7:00 AM"

    Backup Type: Normal

    Backup started on 12/5/2009 at 7:04 AM.

    Error: The device reported an error on a request to write data to media.
    Error reported: Unknown error.
    There may be a hardware or media problem.
    Please check the system event log for relevant failures.
    The operation was ended.
    Backup completed on 12/5/2009 at 8:42 AM.
    Directories: 5825
    Files: 167962
    Bytes: 44,263,086,389
    Time:  1 hour,  37 minutes, and  54 seconds

    Error: C: is not a valid drive, or you do not have access.


    Error: An inconsistency was encountered in the requested backup file.

    Error: PROTOWFS\Microsoft Information Store\First Storage Group is not a valid drive, or you do not have access.


    Error: An inconsistency was encountered in the requested backup file.

    ----------------------

    The operation did not successfully complete.
    Saturday, December 05, 2009 3:09 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

     

    From the description, it seems the issue happen with SBS server. Here we are mainly focus on Windows Serve question, for SBS related-question, it is recommend you to initial a new thread in the corresponding community to get further support. The community members and support professionals there are more familiar with SBS and can help you in a more efficient way.

     

    Discussions in microsoft.public.windows.server.sbs

    http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/list/en-us/default.aspx?dg=microsoft.public.windows.server.sbs

     

    Hope the issue will be resolved soon.


    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    • Marked as answer by David Shen Monday, December 07, 2009 1:54 PM
    Monday, December 07, 2009 10:58 AM