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How to fix wbadmin.exe errors

June 13, 2014

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What is wbadmin.exe?

The wbadmin.exe, part of Microsoft Windows Operating System, is a Command Line Interface utility built into Windows Vista, Windows Server series, Windows 7, and Windows 8. WBAdmin is a disk based backup system developed by Microsoft Corporation. It is usually located in the %SYSTEM% folder and its usual size is 223,232 bytes.

WBAdmin.exe is used to perform Microsoft BLB backups Backup on the basis of WBAdmin of the previous Microsoft Windows Backup command-line utility, NTBackup, which were preinstalled with Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. With the command-line interface of WBAdmin.exe, and restores of operating systems, drive volumes, files, folders, and applications can be restored for the operating system.

WBAdmin.exe is the command-line version of Backup and Restore, and can create an unlimited backup used to restore the Windows operating system to various available hardware. Its Graphical User Interface (GUI) simplifies the creation and restore of Backup file(s) with .xml configuration files. Windows Disk Manager relies on the backup .VHD file to view content.

WBAdmin.exe has a backup wizard located in Control Panel for Workstation editions such as Windows 7. A backup can be quickly restored and the backup files located on a removable USB disk; it is convenient because you are not supposed to reinstall your backup from scratch. The server version uses the Windows Management Console WBAdmin.MSC to perform backup and restore through a Windows Feature.

WBAdmin adapts a special technique to preserve current versions of the backup file. Upon creation of original backup file, any changes to it will be renewed by Volume Shadow Copy Service, restoration of both single file or multiple folders can be simplified by the WBAdmin Management Console. It only takes a while to finish full backups. Automatic backups can be scheduled on a regular basis using a wizard.

WBAdmin.exe supports bare metal restore to complete a full server restoration to either the same server or to a server with dissimilar hardware, and also supports individual file and folder, and. This file allows for backup and restore of your operating system, volumes, files, folders, and applications using a command prompt; configuration of a regularly scheduled backup as a member of the Administrators group.

Wbadmin only can be applied from an elevated command prompt, and you should be granted the appropriate permissions to run this command to implement the task, or you must be a member of the Backup Operators or the Administrators group.

What are the wbadmin.exe errors?

  1. Wbadmin is not recognized as an internal or external command.
  2. ERROR - No backup was found.
  3. A fatal error occurred during windows backup snap-in (wbadmin.msc) operation. The windows backup service has stopped. Try to restart wbadmin.msc and try again.
  4. Wbadmin.exe file is corrupted.
  5. ERROR - A Volume Shadow Copy Service operation error has occurred: (0x8004231f). Insufficient storage available to create either the shadow copy storage file or other shadow copy data.
  6. A fatal error occurred during a windows server backup snap-in (Wbadmin.msc) operational. Error details: The windows server backup service has stopped. Close Wbadmin.msc and then restart it.
  7. WBAdmin and WHS backup fails after Windows 8 to 8.1 upgrade due to system recovery partition free space.
  8. "There is not enough disk space to create the volume shadow copy on the storage location......this applies to both the backup storage destination and the volumes included in the backup." "Error a volume shadow copy service operation has occurred (0x8004231f).
  9. Volume Shadow Copy Service error: A critical component required by the Volume Shadow Copy service is not registered. This might happened if an error occurred during Windows setup or during installation of a Shadow Copy provider. The error returned from CoCreateInstance on class with CLSID and Name MSXML30 is [0x80040154, Class not registered.

What are the causes of wbadmin.exe errors?

A wbadmin.exe error happens when disk space is not enough for creation of the volume shadow copy on the storage location. Search for wbadmin.exe errors, you may find many posts give similar explanation that the partitions need to be made larger. You can check it by right clicking start, choosing disk management.

For example, after upgrading to Windows 8.1 Pro MCE through the Store on 10/17, the laptop would not properly backup using wbadmin or WHS anymore due to an insufficient space problem. Wbadmin.exe provides a useful description of the problem: the minimum free space is 50MB and the System Recovery Partition is 350MB. There comes the issue with VSS.

Registry errors also cause wbadmin.exe issues. As we know the windows registry is the central console of operating system. Any disoperation will be reflected by the registry entries. And this will lead to system file problems when the invalid registry keys accumulate to such an extent that some of the registry linkages are corrupted in one way or another. Then you will experience the wbadmin.exe related error messages in the course of backing up the files or restoring the operating system. Of course, the malware attacks is another main factor for the registry to become damaged, and the virus removal by antivirus software can also lead to a broken registry keys relative to a inflicted wbadmin.exe.

How to resolve wbadmin.exe issues?

First of all, make sure that the minimum disk space required for creating shadow copy is available for all volumes to be backed up or restored. It is not difficulty thing to do if you understand the importance. This applies to both the backup storage destination and volumes included in the backup.

You can try resetting permissions, restarting services, changing the active partition, and so on. After finally attaching an external drive to try wbadmin.exe, you may have the required minimum free space. At least there must be 1 gigabyte of free disk space on each volume if volume size is more than 1 gigabyte.

The best easy and reliable solution to this error is the application of DLL TOOL into diagnosing and repairing the problems with registry entries. On top of that, it can erase any bad influence by malware infection.

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