Backup is the most fundamental of data recovery approaches and I have the latest, most advanced operating system from Microsoft (Server 2008 R2) and I can't make backup work!
the situation: I'm running the OS under VMWare, and I want to back the system up to the host's drives. I can access the host via UNC like this:
but if I try to back up to it, I can't. it pukes with the error:
C:\> wbadmin start backup -backupTarget:"\\vmware-host\Shared Folders\Thorn" -include:C: -vssFull -quiet wbadmin 1.0 - Backup command-line tool (C) Copyright 2004 Microsoft Corp. Note: The backed up data cannot be securely protected at this destination. Backups stored on a remote shared folder might be accessible by other people on the network. You should only save your backups to a location where you trust the other users who have access to the location or on a network that has additional security precautions in place. Retrieving volume information... This will back up volume Local Disk(C:) to \\vmware-host\Shared Folders\Thorn. The directory is not a subdirectory of the root directory.
I did find an [old posting (from 2009) regarding the same problem (with no solution). it's really difficult to think after all these updates and service packs the backup is still broken. anyone know wtf?