Posted on 2004-11-29
Last Modified: 2010-04-14
When using backupexe on server 2000 I get the message "a000fe09-the directory is invalid " and the backup is shown as failed.
the directory is a partition (marked with $) and it worked till now...

Question by:yovaly
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    Are you trying to backup to a mapped drive ? (Use of $ suggests so)

    If yes, have you changed any password for the users on W2K server or the remote computer ?

    Author Comment

    There are mapped directories in this drive . This drive is local to the server where the backup is taking place.
    no passwords were changing , maybe I need to change the share permmisions? -(I cant change it as I get a message-"this share is for administration purposes")
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    Hello yovaly,

    If you are taking backup to a local drive, then $ sign should not come.

    Please clarify whether you are working between two computers, or taking backup of directories to a different location on the same computer.

    Have you tried to backup after login as Administrator ?

    $ sign signifies default share for administrative purposes, and it can not be changed.

    If you are backing up locally, specify directories/drive as D:\backup, or E:, and not as \D$.
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    Hello yovaly,

    So, which method worked ?

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