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We’re currently testing an upgrade to Bacula 3.0.1 to resolve some issues we’ve been experiencing with Windows 2008 servers.

Since upgrading I have managed to fix problems we were having with VSS and what seems like junction points being created but now we’re getting a fairly bizarre error when attempting to run full and incremental backups (see below).

Server: Hyper-V VPS running Windows Datacentre 2008 X86

I have tested this on dedicated servers and the problems are replicable.

Could not open directory "C:/Users/Administrator/My Documents/My Videos": ERR=Access is denied.
Could not open directory "C:/Documents and Settings/Default/Application Data": ERR=Access is denied.
Could not open directory "C:/Documents and Settings/Administrator/AppData/Local/Temporary Internet Files": ERR=Access is denied.
Etc...

The directories themselves have default permissions i.e. SYSTEM with full control, administrators etc.. and Bacula is running as an administrator.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Traversing Windows 2008's (and Vista's, and Windows 7's) backwards-compatibility links doesn't really work as expected. Why is a question for MS.

Each of the examples in the block you provided requires these links:

Could not open directory "C:/Users/Administrator/My Documents/My Videos": ERR=Access is denied.

Should be C:/Users/Administrator/Videos

Could not open directory "C:/Documents and Settings/Default/Application Data": ERR=Access is denied.

Should be C:/Users/Default/AppData

Note that many apps that used this path now use the C:/ProgramData/ directory (which used to be C:/Documents and Settings/All Users/Application Data).

Could not open directory "C:/Documents and Settings/Administrator/AppData/Local/Temporary Internet Files": ERR=Access is denied.

Should be C:/Users/Administrator/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary Internet Files

It's a pain, but Bacula should work just fine in Windows 2008 as long as the paths are set to the new style.

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I don't know Windows well but maybe that is becouse this path are some kind of windows links? And secund thing VSS. Maybe try disable them?

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