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Can't back up Removable Storage Manager, error -1101 (file/directory not found)


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I recently upgraded to the latest HD 2.0 version. My backups appear to be working, but I am continually receiving a message after each backup that says:


"Normal backup using DirectBackup at 1/20/2008 11:59 PM

To Backup Set RestorePoint...

-1/20/2008 11:59:00 PM: Copying Local Disk (C:)

Can't back up Removable Storage Manager, error -1101 (file/directory not found)

1/21/2008 12:17:11 AM: Snapshot stored, 185.5 MB

1/21/2008 12:17:35 AM: Comparing Local Disk (C:)

1/21/2008 12:22:16 AM: 1 execution errors

Completed: 2343 files, 4.8 GB, with 77% compression

Performance: 981.8 MB/minute (926.1 copy, 1048.5 compare)

Duration: 00:23:16 (00:13:17 idle/loading/preparing)"



The error being: Can't back up Removable Storage Manager, error -1101 (file/directory not found)


Any idea as to why this is happening and how to eliminate this error?


I am using Windows Vista and backing up a selection portion of my C drive to an external USB drive.



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Is the Removable Storage Manager running on your computer or is it turned off?


Do you get any errors in the Windows Event log for this backup attempt?


If you are not doing a backup of the entire C drive, then it really doesn't matter if the RSM is backed up or not. Without a full backup of the C drive, you won't be doing a full system restore. The RSM is only needed if you are planning to do a full disk restore in the future.


I would just ignore the error in your case.

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re: The Removable Storage Manager - I don't think this is turned off - though I am not sure how to check it. The backup runs automatically - so I am guessing it is on.


I get "Can't back up Removable Storage Manager, error 1101 (file/directory not found) in the windows event viewer. This happens every backup.


I am backing up about 98% or so of my C drive - just not backing up some temp directories.


Given this how will having the RSM backed up or not potentially cause problems if I need to restore my entire C drive (again don't care about those temp files that is why I excluded them)



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