Server 2008 R2 VM - Windows Server Backup: failing to backup to shared path on external USB drive.

Posted on 2012-08-27
Last Modified: 2012-08-28
The Windows Server Backup creates the folders for the backup on the Shared folder on the external USB drive, but it is not populating the USB drive with data in it.

Windows Server Backup message error: "One of the backup files cound not be created. Detailed error: The parameter is incorrect."

Log Name:      Application
Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Backup
Date:          8/26/2012 9:30:46 PM
Event ID:      517
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
User:          SYSTEM
Computer:      Servername.domain
The backup operation that started at '?2012?-?08?-?27T01:30:30.100189100Z' has failed with following error code '2155348010' (One of the backup files could not be created.). Please review the event details for a solution, and then rerun the backup operation once the issue is resolved.
Question by:MikeLyons74
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    Expert Comment

    Make,model and size of USB disk.

    Author Comment

    It is a Western Digital My Book Essential 3TB
    Model#:       WDBACW0030HBK      USB 3.0 and USB 2.0      3 TB
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    Author Closing Comment

    Thank you, for pointing me the right direction on this.
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    Expert Comment

    This is about the 9th or 10th posting of this issue I have been involved in .

    MS has done a horrible job of making this publicly known.

    As to whether or not they will fix it or just make you upgrade is questionable.

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