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ERROR - The location for backup is a critical volume

When attempting a Windows System (volume) backup, you may get the error:  the error "The location for backup is a critical volume" which is flagged by WBAdmin.  This means the temporary storage drive that you have specified is actually a critical volume. This is a restriction impose by Microsoft's WBAdmin that the backup location of a System Backup cannot be on a critical volume.

Microsoft has provided a workaround.  You can actually enable System State backup to critical volumes by following the steps in the following Microsoft document:


See Also:
System State and System backup temporary storage restrictions

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