Question

Praveenkumar.p on Mon, 13 Jun 2016 13:02:43


Hi Friends,

Im facing an issue while taking backup of a particular site collection.

C:\Users\Admin> Backup-SPSite -Identity http://sharepoint:1234/ -Path "C:\TestSite.bak"

when executing this command im facing the following issue.

Backup-SPSite : Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
At line:1 char:1
+ Backup-SPSite -Identity http://sharepoint:1234/ -Path "C:\TestSite.bak"
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidData: (Microsoft.Share...mdletBackupSite:
   SPCmdletBackupSite) [Backup-SPSite], NullReferenceException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell.SPCmdletBackupSi
   te

Backup-SPSite : Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
At line:1 char:1
+ Backup-SPSite -Identity http://sharepoint:1234/ -Path "C:\TestSite.bak"
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (:) [Backup-SPSite], NullReference
   Exception
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : System.NullReferenceException,Microsoft.SharePoi
   nt.PowerShell.SPCmdletBackupSite

Notes:

* Im taking backup as site collection administrator

* For this particular contentDB the user have the permission.

Please anyone suggest any ideas.

Thanks in advance


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Replies

romeo donca on Mon, 13 Jun 2016 13:28:41


Hi

under which admin user did you open the powershell console ( it's running the script ) ?

Praveenkumar.p on Tue, 14 Jun 2016 04:06:15


Hi Romeo,

i'm opening the powershell console as System account only.

I can able to take backup for other sites.

But im facing problem for this site only.

Will it be any permission issue..?

Praveenkumar.p on Tue, 14 Jun 2016 05:25:09


Hi Friends,

Finally i took backup. Seems it's a magic.

Just followed the below step and tried one more time and it worked for me.

Dismount-SPContentDatabase -Identity <databasename> 

Mount-SPContentdatabase <databasename> -WebApplication http://<webappurl> 

Thank you Romeo


Linda Zhang on Tue, 14 Jun 2016 07:56:40


Hi Praveenkumar.p,

I am glad that the issue has been resolved.

Thank you for your additional feedback on how you were successful in resolving this issue.

Best regards,

Linda Zhang