wbadmin backuptarget: usage

Posted on 2009-04-27
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I keep getting a usage error on my WBADMIN command.  Here it is:
wbadmin start backup backupTarget:\\Server1\Backups\Tues include:C:,D: -vssFull quiet

Backups is a removable drive on Server1.  I've shared it with Everyone having Full Control.
Tues is a folder within Backups.
I can run a backup using the GUI to this folder and it works fine.
Every time I try to run the command line, I get this error.
ERROR - Command syntax incorrect. Error: -backupTarget:\\Server1\Backups\Tues. See usage below.

I will recommend BE to this client, but I just took their server over and they haven't had a backup since 12/16/2008.  I'm trying to get something working for the interim.
Question by:rickmills
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    Accepted Solution

    I got it.  After posting the question, I saw how the dashes showed up as double quotes.  I type the command from scratch instead of copying it from a shortcut and it worked fine.
    Thanks to those who wanted to help.

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