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In windows 2003 server While doing backup of system state

System state option is not coming in directory tree.

Please suugest the solution
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Question by:paramjitkakakr
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by:SaadAhmedFarooqui
ID: 35717845
do you have administrative rights on this server?
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by:paramjitkakakr
ID: 35717866
I have rename the administrator user
and that user is a member of

Domain admin group
Administrators group
Doamin user group
Schema admin group
Enterprise admin group

Thanks
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by:SaadAhmedFarooqui
ID: 35717885
are you sure there are no group poliies applied that could cause this.

is this a recent issue, I mean were you able to take the backup before?

did the issue occured immidiately after the renaming of administrator account? if yes did you restarted the server after the rename?
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by:paramjitkakakr
ID: 35717940
No it is 3-4 year back we have rename the acount . Prev. it was working fine.
We have system state back u of last year
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by:SaadAhmedFarooqui
ID: 35718000

are you taking backup of only System State or does this backup job involves backup of multiple applications like exchange server?
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by:SaadAhmedFarooqui
ID: 35718030
Check if the volume shadow copy service is running or not. Thi service is required for takig backups.
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by:paramjitkakakr
ID: 35718031
Only system state. IT says
 
No files are selected Please select some files and try again.

As System state option is not coming
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by:paramjitkakakr
ID: 35718053
I am sending u screen shot of backup option in that you can see that
system state option is not coming in the backup tree.
backup.JPG
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by:itubaf
ID: 35718057
go to cmd and type
vssadmin list writers and check status, all status should be stable (1) with no error. if there is error please provide screenshot
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by:paramjitkakakr
ID: 35718085
I have run the commend

But their is no Error.

Also I checked that

 Volume shadow copy services is running
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by:itubaf
ID: 35718088
Dear, system stat option will not come under C,  please check attached screen shot
system-stat.bmp
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by:SaadAhmedFarooqui
ID: 35718104
itubaf is right may be you are looking in the wrong place :)
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by:paramjitkakakr
ID: 35718116
No NO It is not showing that option of System State option in that tree
I have mistakenlly said c: drive
backup1.JPG
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by:SaadAhmedFarooqui
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Are you logged on that server locally?
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by:itubaf
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please go to %windows voume%:\windows\system32 and take properties of ntbackup.exe, please check version. and let me know what it shows?
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by:SaadAhmedFarooqui
ID: 35718178
You can only back up the System State data on a local computer. You cannot back up the System State data on a remote computer.

Reference: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc781353(WS.10).aspx
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by:itubaf
ID: 35718202
if your file version is older than "5.2.3790.3959" you can download atatched ntbackup.txt and rename to ntbackup.exe and try.

@saad. system stat backup is possible remotly.

go to run, mstsc /admin and try.
ntbackup.txt
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by:paramjitkakakr
ID: 35718205

I am taking system backup using remote.
Prevoisly we are doing in the same way
File version : 5.2.3790.3959
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by:itubaf
ID: 35718219
what OS you are using on your computer, r u trying from a Win 2000 base computer? to backup Win 2003 system stat?
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by:SaadAhmedFarooqui
ID: 35718229
@ itubaf:

yes when you are taking remote session it is, but if you are doing it remotely from the ntbackup utility. That is you are accessing the remote computer through the ntbackup itself.
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by:paramjitkakakr
ID: 35718237

I am remotely login into system and taking the backup.
Operating system windows 2003 server
Login with admin user
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by:paramjitkakakr
ID: 35718243
Please suugest the solution as it is urgent
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by:itubaf
ID: 35718258
i understand you are trying to take backup, win 2003 server but my point was what is your system OS, try from a XP or Win 7 client.

check you have SP2 installed in your win 2003 server, have you tried my atatched ntbackup file?
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by:paramjitkakakr
ID: 35718271
My workstation is windows xp professional
Server os windows 2003 server standard with service pack 2
I am trying from other machine also but the same problem.
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by:SaadAhmedFarooqui
ID: 35718274
you can also try taking backup from the command line type:

ntbackup backup systemstate

if it gives any error let us know, maybe it can provide some insight

Reference: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc781353(WS.10).aspx
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by:paramjitkakakr
ID: 35718658


Sir,

Yours second link is not getting opened and first link is asking for tool to repair.
From where /i can downlaod the tool
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by:itubaf
ID: 35718695
i am trying to find a free tool availble to fix this issue. this issue was fixed in win 2003 SP2, i dont no why appreaing in your system.

http://search.microsoft.com/Results.aspx?mkt=en-US&qsc0=0&q=system+state+not+APPEAR+IN+NTBACKUP
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by:paramjitkakakr
ID: 35718734
Where to find that tool to fix the issue
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by:paramjitkakakr
ID: 35718746
This is a critical issue i have send the screen shot already please suggest the solution or should i escalate to higher level
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by:canali
ID: 35718782
Have you tried a systemstate backup from a batch or command line?
EX.
ntbackup.exe backup "@D:\SysSta.bks" /n "systemstate-server mybackup" /d "Set created" /v:no /r:no /rs:no /hc:off /m normal /j "system-state-server" /l:s /f "D:\systemstate-server.bkf"

You need to create the file SysSta.bks with inside the following single line
SysteState

Attention:remember to save the file SysSta.bks  using notepad as unicode non ansi

Then hange the path of "@D:\SysSta.bks" and parameter /f where do yuo want the backup file

Is not a solution only a workarounrd...
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by:paramjitkakakr
ID: 35718848
I have tried this command at commend prompt but backup scrip open for fem mili second and then get closed
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by:paramjitkakakr
ID: 35718931
no solution , actually I am cl. site
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by:canali
ID: 35719015
In the event viewer you should  have some error about the failed command line. Post the error please.
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by:SaadAhmedFarooqui
ID: 35719021
run the batch after opening the command prompt, that way you will see the error if any
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by:canali
ID: 35719042
Again try this

ntbackup.exe backup systemstate  /F d:\MySystemStateBackup.bkf

An then look in the event viewer
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by:paramjitkakakr
ID: 35719055
Their is no error message backup screen open foe few seconds and then automatically get closed.
No error message generated
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by:canali
ID: 35719122
The error or the succesful execution of the ntbackup.exe are in the application "event viewer" http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa997769%28EXCHG.65%29.aspx

Hve you tried the second command? retry this from a command prompt
cmd.exe
and then paste the following command:
ntbackup.exe backup systemstate  /F C:\SystemStateBackup.bkf
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by:paramjitkakakr
ID: 35719185
I have tried that option but screen came for few milisecond and then disappear.

I think i have to close this question as till now no solution
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by:canali
ID: 35719242

Close the question no problem... but
I'm curious  the event  application "event viewer"  what display ? what is the last event?

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by:paramjitkakakr
ID: 35719288
Event id 8017
Ntbackup error Expecting more commandline parameter
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by:SaadAhmedFarooqui
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what is the destinaton of the backup, are you taking backup on external drive or local drive.
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by:paramjitkakakr
ID: 35719426
on the local drive
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by:paramjitkakakr
ID: 35719432
please look into this
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by:SaadAhmedFarooqui
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did you tried taking backup by logging on to the server directly?
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by:paramjitkakakr
ID: 35719488
Yes, I have tried this option
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by:paramjitkakakr
ID: 35719492
My problem is that System State option is not coming under my computer option.
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by:SaadAhmedFarooqui
ID: 35719508
Yes I know, but the problem is that we are unable to find a clue as why is this happening.

Can you think what was the last activity that was performed on this machine. Did you installed third party backup softwares or agents.

What applicatiosn are istalled on this machine?

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by:paramjitkakakr
ID: 35719517
I am again attachhing the creen shot of backup option and folder coming under that.
backup1.JPG
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by:SaadAhmedFarooqui
ID: 35719558
Please let us know the following:

Did you installed third party backup softwares or agents?

What applicatiosn are istalled on this machine?

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by:paramjitkakakr
ID: 35726338

Yes third party backup tool we installed just three day back and i.e.

Computer Assosiate (CA) Arc serve restore / backup mode agent

The problem is coming before the installation
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by:SaadAhmedFarooqui
ID: 35726406
is the arc serve agent currently installed?
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by:paramjitkakakr
ID: 35726641
just three day back. But the problem was coming before that installation
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by:SaadAhmedFarooqui
ID: 35726737
have you tried taking system state backup with the ARC Serve?
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by:paramjitkakakr
ID: 35727203
Yes with arc server it is showing the system state folder and taking the backup
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by:paramjitkakakr
ID: 35727655
Thanks Mojotech,

It works.

Thanks & Regards,

Paramjit Singh
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