Veritas Backup Exec error: "The path for this database is invalid because it contains extra backslash characters..."

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Problem:

Veritas Backup Exec error: "The path for this database is invalid because it contains extra backslash characters..."

Resolution:

  • Product Name: StarTeam
  • Product Version: All
  • Product Component: Client
  • Platform/OS Version: All Supported OS

Description:
When trying to backup StarTeam using Veritas Backup Exec, get the error:
"The path for this database is invalid because it contains extra backslash characters. You must remove the extra backslash characters before the database can be backed up."




Answer/Solution:
By default, when creating a new configuration the path to the database file has an extra backslash in it. This particular backup utility throws an error when it encounters this. Enterprise Manager will not let you change the path to the database files of a database that is already created, so the way to fix this is to detach the database and attach it again, modifying the path to the .mdf, .ndf, .log, etc files to not have the double slashes.




Author: Levi Bowman

Old KB# 27479
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