Saturday, 21 January 2017

Error ‘the value for option backuptarget is missing’ on Windows Server 2012

Or, WBADDMIN Error (Systemstatebackup): the value for option backuptarget is missing

Descriptions: Even when you are trying correct commands to perform systemstate backup on windows server 2008 or 2012 using wbadmin (e.g. the command ‘wbadmin start systemstatebackup -backuptarget:E: -quiet’ is correct but ends with error), it is being encountered with error ‘the value for option backuptarget is missing’.

Guys, if you don’t do, my suggestion is, always think of reboot after installing any role, feature or components on windows operating systems as per your convenience. No matter the type of installation is required reboot or not. Anyways, it’s your choice at all. J

Possible Reason: You have recently installed powershell along with windows backup feature and trying to perform systemstate backup without taking server reboot after the installation of this feature. Remember, I said always think of taking reboot after installing anything on windows operating systems.

Solution/Workaround:  Reboot your server > run CMD as administrator > try to re-execute the command... it should work… in my case it worked well…

Wait till the backup is completed successfully.

Cheers...please write me back if you have any query or feedback.

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