I am unable to use the STSADM command. When i try to use it, it shows me access denied.
I am the admin of my system, but still I am getting access denied.
Are you running Server 2008? If so, you need to open the command prompt using the "Run as Administrator" option.
Add your user account to the Administrators group on the Local Machine. Make sure the BUILTIN\Administrators is in the Farm Administration group.
Central Administration -> Operations -> Update farm administrator's group
Are you logged in as a local administrator of the system? Also, you must be logged in to the SharePoint server via a remote desktop or local connection; you cannot "remotely" administer a SharePoint farm with stsadm.
Check the Folder where the backup file will store and should not readonly. if yes uncheck from folder properte and try again. its working for me. Thank you, Eugine
Start the cmd prompt with elevated privileges or you'll get access denied ("run as admin")