I have a 3-server SharePoint 2013 farm (db, app, web) set up and working enough to put in some demo content, and am trying to configure backups. I've successfully backed up using Central Admin but I'm trying to get it to work from the commandline so as to schedule it. I found what look like very simple instructions here.
On the app server, I tried
- Make a directory
c:\backuptestand give Everyone full permissions.
- Run SharePoint 2013 Management Shell as Administrator
When I use this command, it gives the following output then hangs silently:
PS C:\backuptest> Backup-SPFarm -verbose -BackupMethod Full -Directory c:\backuptest
VERBOSE: Leaving BeginProcessing Method of Backup-SPFarm.
VERBOSE: Performing operation "Backup-SPFarm" on Target "MOSS2013APP".
Nothing is created in
c:\backuptest. Ctrl-C and Ctrl-D don't do anything. I have to kill powershell.exe or reboot.
What am I missing or doing wrong?