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Wbadmin -systemState option

I use a wbadmin based script for server backups. I recently modified it to use the "-systemState" option. When some backups failed I investigated and found that  wbadmin version 6.0.xxxx did not have the systemState option, but those with 6.1.xxxx did. Can anyone tell me where to get an updated version for Windows Server 2008 and/or Windows Server 2008 R2 (64 bit) as I have looked and failed.
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Alan Mason
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Exchange_GeekCommented:
You sure you're not falling into issues proposed in the following article

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/944530
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753294(v=ws.10).aspx

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Exchange_Geek
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solplusAuthor Commented:
Sorry, No. When I execute the command:

C:\>wbadmin START BACKUP -backupTarget:F: -systemState

or any command with the argument "-systemState" in it, I get the error:

wbadmin 1.0 - Backup command-line tool
(C) Copyright 2004 Microsoft Corp.
ERROR - One of the options specified is invalid: systemState. See usage below.

and then it lists all of the command arguments, but not systemState.

This does not happen on systems with the newer version.

Regards
Alan
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Exchange_GeekCommented:
Did you run the cmdlet with similar syntax???

wbadmin start systemstatebackup -backuptarget:F

Are you facing an issue w.r.t FAT systems??? If yes, read the following.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/askcore/archive/2011/12/16/one-of-the-source-volumes-specified-has-invalid-error-messaging-running-wbadmin-to-backup-system-state.aspx

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solplusAuthor Commented:
No. the "-systemstate" argument allows you to run a systemstate backup at the same time as a drive backup it is an alternative to "start systemstatebackup". As per:

"If you want to create a system state backup but also add other items to the backup, you can use the "Wbadmin start backup" command with the -systemState,  -include,  and -nonRecurseInclude parameters."

Does anyone know where to get an updated copy of wbadmin?
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Exchange_GeekCommented:
Why not, give it a shot? to take separate backups, no harm trying right? OR you simply do not want to try out a solution offered?

Regards,
Exchange_Geek
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solplusAuthor Commented:
I would prefer to update all of my systems so that they are running the same version of wbadmin. That way when I modify the script and test it I can be confident it should work on all systems when I push it out. I did not ask for my script to"be fixed", which I can do. I asked "where to get an updated version [of wbadmin] for Windows Server 2008"
Regards
Alan
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solplusAuthor Commented:
Still looking for this! Does anyone know where I can get an updated copy of WBADMIN (i.e version  6.1.xxxx).
Thanks
Alan Mason
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solplusAuthor Commented:
I still have had to answer to this, but you will not let me post another question as this is deemed as abandoned!
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