12129: Acronis Backup & Recovery 10: Deployed Backup Policy Fails with "The given URI is empty"

Last update: 14-04-2011

This has been fixed

This article applies to:


  1. You create a backup policy that has square brackets in its name. For example, [BackupPolicy];
  2. You deploy the backup policy to an Acronis Agent;
  3. You connect to the Acronis Agent and run the backup task;
  4. The task fails with the following error message:

    The given URI is empty


Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 improperly handles square brackets in the backup policy names while generating the backup script on the Acronis Agent side. Thus, square brackets cannot be used in the backup policy name.


This has been fixed and the fix is available in the latest build of the product. See Installation of the latest update of an Acronis product.

Or you can edit the backup policy name so that there are no square brackets, and redeploy it.

More information

See also Acronis Backup & Recovery 10: Backup Plans and Backup Policies.