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wbadmin error on Windows server 2008 R2 w/ SP1

I am trying to get Windows backup to run on a SQL MAS500 server. When running the following command, "wbadmin start systemstatebackup -backuptarget:f:", I receive the following error message:

Retrieving volume information...
This will back up the system state from volume(s) System Reserved (100.00 MB),Da
ta(E:),Local Disk(C:) to f:.
Do you want to start the backup operation?
[Y] Yes [N] No y

Creating a shadow copy of the volumes specified for backup...
Creating a shadow copy of the volumes specified for backup...
Summary of the backup operation:

The backup of the system state failed [9/28/2012 5:29 PM].
Log of files successfully backed up:

Log of files for which backup failed:

The operation ended before completion.
The system cannot find the file specified.

Nothing is listed in the log file specified in the error message, Please HELP!
Microsoft Legacy OSWindows Server 2008

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8/22/2022 - Mon

If you run the command from the command line, make sure, that the identity of the user has the permissions to read and write to the corresponding folders.

If UAC is enabled, you may run the command line with administrative privilegs. Right click, run as admin on the cmd symbol.

For testing, you should disable firewall and virus scanners.

All parameters for wbadmin:

XML view:

- <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
- <System>
  <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Backup" Guid="{1DB28F2E-8F80-4027-8C5A-A11F7F10F62D}" />
  <TimeCreated SystemTime="2012-10-01T13:12:06.529055100Z" />
  <Correlation />
  <Execution ProcessID="10724" ThreadID="5084" />
  <Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />
- <EventData>
  <Data Name="BackupTime">2012-10-01T13:11:44.845887000Z</Data>
  <Data Name="ErrorCode">2155347997</Data>
  <Data Name="ErrorMessage">%%2155347997</Data>

The error code 2155347997 may lead you to a possibly reason, they there are a lot.

But relates mor to before SP1, so just compare the versions.

Also have a look here:

Other reasons may be...
The target directory is open (i.e. in Explorer, comman line, virus scanner etc.) or blocked, because dbadmin want to rename it or at least change the date).
Detele the content if there is one in this directory.
Some harddrives / USB devices don't like wbadmin, especially if the logical block size on the HD is 4KB (usually on disk with 2GB and more).
Bad blocks may also a reason, so you may try chkdsk to exclude it.

If you want to have a more detailed logging, use the -d switch.

You may try to make a partitial backup just to see, if it a source or a destination problem.
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As stated in the second link in my last post...

Microsoft support addressed the problem