Maintenance plan backup fails if backup directory is specified with \(C:\) rather than C: (trailing back slash). Error: LiteSpeed could not open the Backup file
The MP will fail with a similar error:
Msg 50123, Level 19, State 1, Line 0 The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect. LiteSpeed could not open the Backup file: (C:" -BkExt BAK -NOOPTOLR -Threads 3 -Throttle 100 -BufferCount 20 -MaxTransferSize 1048576 -CompressionLevel 1 -Priority 0 -Logging 0 -Affinity 0 -CryptLevel 0 -T -S TESTSERVER3 \BeatlesDB_db_200711061539).
Fixed in Version 5.x of LiteSpeed.
Do not create Maintenance Plan with directory path which includes the trailing back slash.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a MP in the EC to backup a database
2. Under the Tasks tab, choose backup to disk and Use this directory:
3. do not browse to a directory, rather, type in C:\
4. Save and run the MP - it should fail with the message above