imageHere’s a new Knowledge Base article we published. This one talks about an issue where a backup task in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 may not work correctly if the backup destination folder contains a special character or the folder name ends with “\”.

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Symptoms

A backup task of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 may not work correctly if the backup destination folder contains a special character or the folder name ends with “\”. For example, these folder names will cause an issue:

D:\
D:\Back*up
D:\Backup\

Cause

This is a known issue in System Center Configuration Manager 2007.

Resolution

To work around this issue, remove the invalid characters from backup destination folder name. It is recommended to create a destination folder for use only by Configuration Manager because files in the destination folder will be deleted before the backup task runs.

More Information

Backup ConfigMgr Site Server Task Overview

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For the most current version of this article please see the following:

2748703 - Backup destination folder of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 should not contain special characters

J.C. Hornbeck | Knowledge Engineer | Management and Security Division

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