Cobian Failed to Create Destination Backup Directory

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I have tried to backup loads of times and also in a lot of different directory paths, but it always comes up with the same response: “FAIL”  It tells me 'destination directory' is to blame. 

Any ideas on this? Couldn't create the destination directory "\ServerBackupdatabase 2011-08-0112; 00; 003": The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax are incorrect.

The history file for "Database Backup" is not saved because the result of the backup is empty.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #146942

Cobian Failed to Create Destination Backup Directory

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The path to which you are trying to save backup is the real problem here. Check the following things.

  1. The path which you are using is not protected by some sort of read or write permissions.
  2. If this is the case then make sure you have enough administrative privileges so that you can perform the action.
  3. The path that you are using does not exist. Changing the path might solve the problem. Just delete few things and create them again so that you can use it again for other purpose.
  4. The last thing is to check the internet connection settings into the software to see if it is actually connecting or not.
Answered By 0 points N/A #146943

Cobian Failed to Create Destination Backup Directory

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It is because you are running the program as a SERVICE. By default Cobian installs as a SERVICE. Re-install the program as a APPLICATION and the problem will go away.

NOTE: If you have created a few tasks make sure you Save/export them from the file menu before you uninstall Cobian so you can re-import them after the uninstall re-install.

Answered By 572345 points N/A #308554

Cobian Failed to Create Destination Backup Directory

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If you are saving the backup on a network drive, make sure you have permissions to the target drive and folder. Saving data into a network drive means you have to read and write data on the drive. This is why you need to have both permissions: the read and write permissions.

Also, if you are saving the backup on a folder, make sure that folder or the target folder or the destination folder exists. You cannot set a path for the backup data in the application if the destination folder in the path doesn’t exist. It will only cause the program to throw an error.

Whether you are saving the backup data on your local hard drive or on a network drive, make sure the destination folder or directory exists. Open Windows Explorer then navigate to the folder that you will use for the backup data. If the folder doesn’t exist, create a new folder and then set this new path in the application.

If you entered the path in the program manually, make sure you typed the entire path including the name of the folder correctly. A single incorrect character can make the entire path incorrect or invalid.

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