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Sharepoint backup problems

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 23, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint

Hello, As a sharepoint newbie with practically 0% experience, I have inherited a sharepoint 2007 setup.  Our 3rd party backup tool is not working (commvault) with this sharepoint server. 

To troubleshoot, I went into MOSS 2007's central administration and tried to initiate a backup to a local folder on the sharepoint server. The estimated size of the backups when i was starting the backup was approx 4.5 gb. The first time I tried this, the backups never finished after 12+ hrs and only ~300kb was in the folder.  I have tried backing up to the local folder e:\backupfolder and have now tried \\servername\e$\backupfolder and it fails also.

I tried to initiate another backup and it said to delete the job from timer definitions.  I did so and tried again, now the backups fail almost instantly with the error, "The backup/restore job failed. In order to rerun the backup/restore the timer job must be deleted from the Timer Job Definitions page. Failure Message: Backup or restore is already running."

I'm confused as to whter backups are running, are not running or hung.  I do see some logging but do not understand the logs.  Below I will paste relevant time of logs when I tried to initiate latest ba

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