"Directory is invalid" error while browsing DFSR User Data.

Article:TECH190334  |  Created: 2012-06-04  |  Updated: 2014-06-11  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH190334
Article Type
Technical Solution

Product(s)

Issue



In Backup Exec 2012 unable to browse Shadow Copy Components for DFSR User Data beyond the root replicated folder.

A "Browse Failure. The directory is invalid." error appears.

 


Error



"Browse Failure. Failure to browse 'FolderName'. The directory is invalid."

 


Environment



Backup Exec 2012

 


Cause



An issue exists in the Backup Exec 2012 User Interface browsing feature.

 

 


Solution



WORKAROUND FOR BACKUP EXEC 2012: 

1. Edit the Backup Selections and drill down the Shadow Copy Components node  
 
e.g.
 
 
   Shadow Copy Components
         User Data
              Distributed File System Replication
                    DfsrReplicatedFolders
                               YourFolder
                                         YourFolder
 
 
2. Right-click YourFolder and select Include/Exclude from the popup context menu. Manually enter the path from that point forward for inclusions/exclusions.
 

 

SOLUTION:

This issue no longer exist in Backup Exec 2014.

For more information about Backup Exec 2014 see: www.symantec.com/docs/TECH216587

 


Supplemental Materials

SourceDEFECT
Value2669612
Description

Shadow Copy Components: Unable to browse.   "Browse Failure. The directory is invalid."  error appears.




Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH190334


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