BackupAssist services fail to startWhen a scheduled backup runs or you attempt to kick off a test/specific backup, the BackupAssist service fails to start and consequently your backup fails.
- The Windows Global Temp Variable - if the Global TEMP variable in Windows is set to a nonexistent drive it can cause the BackupAssist service to fail to start.
- Windows 2003 ? - On certain Windows 2003 servers, after ? is applied, the BackupAssist service fails to start.
- Set the Windows Global TEMP variable to a drive that exists - ie C:\WINDOWS\TEMP. To do this Right-click My Computer > Properties > Advanced > Environment Variables
Thanks goes to Olivier Revenu for this investigation and fix.
- Reinstall the BackupAssist and BackupAssist monitor services. To do this, conduct the following in a Windows command-line prompt window, from where BackupAssist is installed - eg. C:\Program Files\BackupAssist
Figure 1: Reinstalling the BackupAssist Services