Windows 2008 R2 Windows Server Backup permissions and Robocopy

Posted on 2011-05-05
Last Modified: 2014-12-10
I have scripts running in the Scheduler that run Robocopy to do file backups disk to disk. I am using the /B option to run the copy in backup mode. When I throw that switch, robocopy logs the error "You do not have the Backup and Restore Files user rights." I am running as the domain administrator. I have checked the box for "Run with highest privileges", and still the error. Once I get rid of the /B, it works fine. I would like to be able to use the switch. Not sure what is missing in this equation.

Question by:BHForum
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    There's a specific user right that needs to be assigned to the account in order to perform backups. Go to Computer COnfiguration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\User Rights Assignment

    The Back up files and directories rights is what you need to look for. If there is nothing listed in there, try to add the Administrators group to it. If you can't, you'll need to check your group policies and make sure the administrators group is added to that right in a GPO.

    Author Comment

    acbrown2010: Sorry, been slammed lately. Gonna take a look at that and check what's there.


    Author Comment

    Will check GPO to see if there are any inconsistencies.

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