I have a scheduled backup that backs up the shared files and system state. It is set to run as "normal" mode. However, when it runs it only makes a 2K size file when it should be like 60GB.What rookie mistake am I making?
My suggestion would be to execute the sheduled backup job (from Scheduled Tasks) and watch the job run. This might give you a clue as to what's happening. You can also look in the Last Result column in the Scheduled Tasks window to see what the last result is. A last result of 0x0 signifies success. Also look in the log file (accessed from the Advanced menu in the Scheduled Tasks window) to look for any errors or clues.
I had a very similar issue not too long ago. It had to do with VSS not working correctly. Re-registered some dlls and rebooted the server then everything started working again. Try issuing the following commands in a command prompt and rebooting the server:
Regsvr32 /i swprv.dll
Regsvr32 /i eventcls.dll