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I have gone round and round, and no love is being given.  Here's my command:

wbadmin START BACKUP -include:C:,D: -vssfull -backupTarget:X: -allCritical -quiet  >> C:\backupLogs.txt

I get an error that my syntax is incorrect...

I want to do a full system backup of the C and D drives...to the X drive.  X is there, I can browse it and all that.  Running as Admin, Server 2008 R2.

Thank you.
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Patrick Bogers earned 500 total points
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Hi

Syntax looks correct but i have this feeling >> C:\backupLogs.txt
is not supported by Windows, it looks like a Linux redirect.

You could try replacing this piece of command by:          -output:C:\backupLogs.txt
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by:dougp23
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Patrick, you are correct, if I remove that line it runs.  It claims to complete successfully, yet the X drive remains empty.  I'll give you the points, but do you have any ideas why the backup says it finished, yet the destination drive shows no sign of any backup??
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by:Tony Giangreco
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Try windows server backup, also I'd try creating a folder and aim the log there. Try a local drive like c:\backuplogs\log.txt
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by:Patrick Bogers
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Try running without the quiet option and it should show you why.
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