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"File creation error - The system cannot find the path specified." while running an xcopy file copy command from an AS/400 to a Server 2008 server.

I keep receiving the error message "File creation error - The system cannot find the path specified." while running an xcopy file copy command from an AS/400 to a Server 2008 server.

I have used both a mapped network drive and the UNC path for this backup (as shown below):

Xcopy b:\ G:\AS400\8-9-11 /E/C/F/G/H/Y

Xcopy \\192.168.30.2\qsys G:\AS400\8-9-11 /E/C/F/G/H/Y

I have also included screenshots of the Command prompt windows showing the file copying process. Also, I have included a screenshot of the mapped network drive (B:) which is mapped to the AS/400 file share.

If I try to use the Windows Explorer copy command (by selecting all of the files on the remote AS/400 server (which is mapped using either a network drive or using the UNC convention, either drive G: or \\192.168.30.2\qsys, The copy process takes a couple seconds to complete but the end result is that there are no files or folders copied at all.

We need to be able to backup the files contained within the qsys folder on the AS/400 server.

What needs to be done to fix this issue?
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I will be working with an AS/400 professional who will change the AS/400 backup so that it will backup to a single file instead of backing up to tape.

Then we will use FTP to upload this AS/400 backup file to the Server 2008 R2 server.