ERROR – the specified backup location could not be found or is not a supported backup storage location

By | 21/01/2015

Had the same issue. Deleted the volume and reformatted it (don’t know if this helped or not), then re-added it and included the { } in the id and it worked fine. Received the above error without them.

via ERROR – the specified backup location could not be found or is not a supported backup storage location.

 

 

C:\Windows\system32>     wbadmin get disks
wbadmin 1.0 – Backup command-line tool

Disk name: HP LOGICAL VOLUME SCSI Disk Device
Disk number: 0
Disk identifier: {dfaea263-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}
Total space: 931.48 GB
Used space : 72.03 GB
Volumes: <not mounted>[System Reserved],C:[OS],D:[Data],E:[Not Backed Up]

Disk name: Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex USB Device
Disk number: 1
Disk identifier: {be20bcef-0129-4ccc-851d-69490f0aa319}
Total space: 465.76 GB
Used space : 277.28 MB
Volumes: <not mounted>[New Volume]

Disk name: Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex USB Device
Disk number: 2
Disk identifier: {bca7d852-8568-4700-8b5d-52cadf6e119d}
Total space: 465.76 GB
Used space : 87.79 GB
Volumes: <not mounted>[SERVER 2014_07_14 15:38 DISK_07]

C:\Windows\system32>wbadin enable backup -removetarget:”be20bcef-0129-4ccc-851d-
69490f0aa319″
‘wbadin’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

C:\Windows\system32>wbadmin enable backup -removetarget:”be20bcef-0129-4ccc-851d
-69490f0aa319″
wbadmin 1.0 – Backup command-line tool

Storage locations for scheduled backups can be disks, volumes, or remote
shared folders. Multiple storage locations can be configured for scheduled
backups, but they must be of the same type. The current schedule uses disk
for backup storage. Adding a new storage type will remove the disk
storage locations.
Do you want to continue?
[Y] Yes [N] No y

ERROR – The specified backup volume is invalid.

C:\Windows\system32>wbadmin enable backup -removetarget:be20bcef-0129-4ccc-851d-
69490f0aa319
wbadmin 1.0 – Backup command-line tool

Storage locations for scheduled backups can be disks, volumes, or remote
shared folders. Multiple storage locations can be configured for scheduled
backups, but they must be of the same type. The current schedule uses disk
for backup storage. Adding a new storage type will remove the disk
storage locations.
Do you want to continue?
[Y] Yes [N] No y

ERROR – The specified backup volume is invalid.

C:\Windows\system32>wbadmin enable backup -addtarget:”be20bcef-0129-4ccc-851d-69
490f0aa319″
wbadmin 1.0 – Backup command-line tool

Storage locations for scheduled backups can be disks, volumes, or remote
shared folders. Multiple storage locations can be configured for scheduled
backups, but they must be of the same type. The current schedule uses disk
for backup storage. Adding a new storage type will remove the disk
storage locations.
Do you want to continue?
[Y] Yes [N] No y

ERROR – The specified backup location could not be found or is not a
supported backup storage location.

C:\Windows\system32>wbadmin enable backup -addtarget:be20bcef-0129-4ccc-851d-694
90f0aa319
wbadmin 1.0 – Backup command-line tool

Storage locations for scheduled backups can be disks, volumes, or remote
shared folders. Multiple storage locations can be configured for scheduled
backups, but they must be of the same type. The current schedule uses disk
for backup storage. Adding a new storage type will remove the disk
storage locations.
Do you want to continue?
[Y] Yes [N] No y

ERROR – The specified backup location could not be found or is not a
supported backup storage location.

C:\Windows\system32>wbadmin enable backup -addtarget:{be20bcef-0129-4ccc-851d-69
490f0aa319}
wbadmin 1.0 – Backup command-line tool

ERROR – The specified location {be20bcef-0129-4ccc-851d-69490f0aa319} has alread
y been added as a backup
storage location.

C:\Windows\system32>wbadmin enable backup -removetarget:{be20bcef-0129-4ccc-851d
-69490f0aa319}
wbadmin 1.0 – Backup command-line tool
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The scheduled backup settings:

Bare metal recovery : Included
System state backup: Included
Volumes in backup: System Reserved (349.99 MB),OS(C:),Data(D:)
Components in backup: (null)
Files excluded: None
Advanced settings: VSS Backup Option (COPY)
Location to store backup: Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex USB Device,SERVER 2014_07_14
13:06 DISK_02,SERVER 2014_07_14 13:06 DISK_01,SERVER 2014_09_10 16:07 DISK_05
Times of day to run backup: 21:00

Do you want to enable scheduled backups using these settings?
[Y] Yes [N] No y

The scheduled backup is enabled.

C:\Windows\system32>wbadmin enable backup -addtarget:{be20bcef-0129-4ccc-851d-69
490f0aa319}
wbadmin 1.0 – Backup command-line tool

The scheduled backup settings:

Bare metal recovery : Included
System state backup: Included
Volumes in backup: System Reserved (349.99 MB),OS(C:),Data(D:)
Components in backup: (null)
Files excluded: None
Advanced settings: VSS Backup Option (COPY)
Location to store backup: SERVER 2014_07_14 13:06 DISK_02,SERVER 2014_07_14 13:0
6 DISK_01,SERVER 2014_09_10 16:07 DISK_05,Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex USB Device,Se
agate FreeAgent GoFlex USB Device
Times of day to run backup: 21:00

Do you want to enable scheduled backups using these settings?
[Y] Yes [N] No y

Do you want to format and use Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex USB Device (that includes
volumes F:)
as the location to store scheduled backups?
[Y] Yes [N] No y

Label the backup disk as SERVER 2015_01_13 09:33 Disk_05.
This label identifies this backup disk during recovery.
The scheduled backup is enabled.

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