SBS2011 Backup - Does it include System State

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We have recently upgraded to SBS2011 and were struggling to add disks to the backup regime. I found various blogs details how to get around this by using WBADMIN - excellent all 5 disks now added and the backup working.

My problem - when running the WBADMIN command I noticed that the report states that bare metal and system state backup are not enabled (see attached). Is this a concern? If so how do I go about enabling them? Thanks in advance.
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Top Expert 2012

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You use the -systemState option from the command line, add that to your existing command

See here for reference...includes all the switches you can use...
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc742083(v=ws.10).aspx

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staus
Thank you for the link, that led me to the "wbadmin get status" command - output attached.

I can only think the original command is mis-reporting what is scheduled?
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Can you post your complete command line here for review
Note I have always used the GUI for backups and I checked my command, its listed as simply 'wbadmin start backup -templateID:{string of hex}'
This actually runs Full/SystemState etc

So there might be more to add to your command line..post here and lets see...
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Thanks for your continued help.

I simply used the 'Configure Server Backup' option within the 'Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard Console' to enable the backup originally so do not have a CLI.

The 'Windows Server Backup' app show the attached information.

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Top Expert 2012
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Oh sorry I thought you were running from command line...

Ok, SBS Console doesn't have all the options you need, I actually use the Windows Server Backup which is found at - Start - Administrative Tools - Windows Server Backup

This will allow you to select the Full System State and Bare Metal Recovery options you need, can you try that?

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That confirm the 'Full Server (recommended) option is selected. I am happy it is a reporting error on the 'wbadmin enable backup' command.

Thanks for your help.

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