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Error: Requested object does not exist @Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 German

Jun 30, 2014 at 12:50 PM
Edited Jul 1, 2014 at 12:13 AM
Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 German (Ver 6.1.7601) using the HVBackup-Package from Mar 14, 2014

"ERROR: The option --output is mandatory, you must define it."
When I enter following command:
HVBackup.exe -b -n SVR1@server1 -o c:\backups

Same error with:
HVBackup.exe -b -n SVR1@server1 --output c:\backups

..and main-error
"ERROR: Requested object does not exist" with:
HVBackup -a -o c:\backups

<cmd start>
C:\Program Files (x86)\HVBackup_1.0.1>HVBackup -a -o c:\backups
Cloudbase HyperVBackup 1.0 beta1
Copyright (C) 2012 Cloudbase Solutions Srl

Backing up all VMs on this server
Initializing VSS

Starting snapshot set for:
Backup Using Child Partition Snapshot\SVR1@server1

Error: The requested object does not exist.
bei Alphaleonis.Win32.Vss.VssBackupComponents.GetSnapshotProperties(Guid snap
bei Cloudbase.Titan.HyperV.Backup.BackupManager.BackupSubset(IDictionary2 vm
NamesMapSubset, String backupOutputPath, String backupOutputFormat, Int32 compre
bei Cloudbase.Titan.HyperV.Backup.BackupManager.VSSBackup(IEnumerable
1 vmNam
es, VMNameType nameType, String backupOutputPath, String backupOutputFormat, Boo
lean singleSnapshot, Int32 compressionLevel)
bei Cloudbase.Titan.HyperV.Backup.CLI.Program.Main(String[] args)
<cmd end>
Jul 25, 2014 at 12:21 AM
For me the problem turned out to be that I had upgraded a hard drive to one with the newer 4K bytes per sector specification, which the Volume Shadow Copy Service, (that HVBackup uses,) doesn't support on Windows Server 2008 R2.

See the article here: