Remote backup: System State using Wbadmin: System state backup failed: Exit Code = -2

Issue:

The system state backup may fail with the following message in the log:

Message: 01:00:05 [System State (using Wbadmin)]: Performing system state backup
Message: 01:00:05 [System State (using Wbadmin)]: Waiting for wbadmin to complete.
Warning: 01:00:11 [System State (using Wbadmin)]: System state backup failed: Exit Code = -2

Cause:

This message indicates that the filesystem on the volume/partition has a problem

Solution:

Run a CHKDSK on the volume; e.g. CHKDSK D: /F – you may need to restart the server to complete this process and it can take some time.

If that does not clear the problem run a thorough CHKDSK on the volume; e.g. CHKDSK D: /R – this will take a long time possibly a number of hours on a large volume so schedule accordingly.

 

Reviewed on 16/02/2015

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