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SBS Backup failed on D: "The system cannot find the path specified."

bryanchandler
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Backups are partially failing nightly at 8:30pm on a SBS 2003 SP2 server with all updates installed.  I get this error below:

Warning: Unable to open "D:\" - skipped.
Reason: The system cannot find the path specified.


Searching for this error pointed me here:
http://us.generation-nt.com/ntbackup-fails-see-local-drive-help-70675592.html

It sugests creating a batch file that runs NTBackup to check for permission errors, but I'm not sure how to read the output.
Here's the batch file:

@echo off
echo %date% %time% Start of task > c:\test.log
echo User=%UserName%, Path=%path% >> c:\test.log
dir d:\ 1>>c:\test.log 2>c:\test.err
md d:\Test 1>>c:\test.log 2>>c:\test.err
echo %date% %time% 1>d:\Test\WriteTest.txt 2>>c:\test.err
%SystemRoot%\system32tbackup.exe /.. /.. /.. 1>>c:\test.log
2>>c:\test.err
echo %date% %time% End of task >> c:\test.log

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This is the output I get:

Wed 06/30/2010  9:37:21.02 Start of task
User=[DomainAdmin], Path=e:\goldmine\;C:\Program Files\Support Tools\;C:\Program Files\Windows Resource Kits\Tools\;C:\WINDOWS\system32;C:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\System32\Wbem;C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\80\Tools\Binn\;C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows Small Business Server\Networking\;C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\DTS\Binn\;C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Tools\binn\;C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Tools\Binn\VSShell\Common7\IDE\;C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\Common7\IDE\PrivateAssemblies\;d:\shared\goldmine\;C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QBPOSSDKRuntime;d:\shared\goldmine\;C:\WINDOWS\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0;C:\Program Files\Sun\VirtualBox
 Volume in drive D has no label.
 Volume Serial Number is 4C6C-10AD

 Directory of d:\

01/09/2007  12:13 PM    <DIR>          5bf607c0527f115a9785c639
05/14/2010  10:40 AM    <DIR>          6484fe0f41ba0aac390d492181
01/31/2009  12:43 PM    <DIR>          8c6677f2be1c9ea3a2d9d3f35c
06/10/2010  11:56 AM    <DIR>          a642c2372efb37fd7c4e1daaf10cec
12/02/2008  01:43 PM        16,777,216 applog 12-2-08.evt
04/21/2006  09:27 AM    <DIR>          backup
06/07/2010  09:55 AM    <DIR>          ClientApps
12/12/2006  11:31 AM    <DIR>          d285b25a232a3a32142aa7
02/06/2007  03:39 PM    <DIR>          e9f48eb1d39863255e84
11/19/2008  06:17 PM       151,939,092 Exchange - Reboot Exchange 2003 on DC.zip
03/12/2009  04:38 PM    <DIR>          Exchsrvr
07/09/2009  02:53 PM    <DIR>          ff3691aeb61db3f2ffb2b57566199680
11/05/2007  12:38 PM    <DIR>          FileZilla Server
11/07/2006  03:53 PM         2,426,395 FileZilla_Server-0_9_19.exe
08/25/2009  03:12 PM    <DIR>          FrontRange Solutions
09/06/2007  01:46 PM    <DIR>          FrontRange Solutions Old
06/28/2010  01:17 PM    <DIR>          FTP
04/03/2007  12:11 PM    <DIR>          Install
09/10/2008  10:52 AM    <DIR>          LogFiles
10/28/2009  01:13 PM    <DIR>          Microsoft SQL Server
02/03/2009  12:02 PM    <DIR>          MSDEDatabases
03/12/2009  12:18 PM         1,129,962 PM-Setup.exe
03/12/2009  12:12 PM                 0 ProcessExplorer.zip
03/12/2009  12:23 PM           531,440 procexp.exe
12/02/2008  01:43 PM        67,108,864 seclog 12-2-08.evt
12/14/2007  12:18 AM    <DIR>          servicepacks
06/07/2010  08:52 AM    <DIR>          shared
06/29/2010  08:30 PM    <DIR>          SQL_Backup
08/08/2007  06:45 PM    <DIR>          Swiftechs
12/02/2008  01:43 PM        16,777,216 syslog 12-2-08.evt
06/24/2009  03:42 AM    <DIR>          temp
02/04/2008  03:56 PM    <DIR>          UninstallsHotfixes
06/29/2010  01:20 PM    <DIR>          Users Shared Folders
02/19/2010  03:40 PM    <DIR>          VM Disks
04/03/2007  12:07 PM    <DIR>          Windows Resource Kits
10/30/2009  03:37 PM    <DIR>          WSUS
07/09/2009  03:10 PM    <DIR>          WsusDatabase
               8 File(s)    256,690,185 bytes
              29 Dir(s)  263,135,113,216 bytes free

Can someone interpret this & tell me if permissions are set correctly?
I've checked the event logs but don't see any specific error.  The only anomaly I see is in the backup log with the error above.
Thanks.
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Top Expert 2007

Commented:
1) did this ever work ?

2) What has changed ?

3) Exchange data should not be backed up directly

 I hope this helps !

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Commented:
1. This test job completed.
2. As far as what changed in my normal SBS backup, I had to change the destination to our NAS device since the external they used is acting up.
3. This is only a test backup from a script I got online.  Normally it runs the default SBS backup from System Management.
Top Expert 2007

Commented:
You should definitely use he SBS version since there are too many pitfalls if you are not familiar with SBS otherwise. You will have to manually exclude lots of stuff or let SBS do it for you.

I believe I've fixed my issue.  I lowered the priority of Macrium Reflect backup tasks from High to below normal.  This has caused the Volume Shadow Server to no longer time-out & we've had successful backups for over a week.