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troubleshooting Question

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

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bryanchandlerFlag for United States of America asked on
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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:

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
echo %date% %time% End of task >> c:\test.log

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.
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