Bug of the Day: Backup running, ok/cancel?

Today’s bug is a GUI design bug in Windows Server Backup (2012). What do you think of this screenshot?


Why is there an “OK” and a “Cancel” button? What do they mean?

(“OK” means “Close” and “Cancel” means “Stop Backup”. When you start a backup, the button is actually labeled “Close” (instead of “OK”).)

Bug of the day: Sorting in Windows Server Backup

For me, Windows Server Backup (2012) is actually a huge bug itself. Just have a look at my backup history:


Best of all: Every failure gives a nice cryptic error message (without any details), like:

  • “There was a failure in creating a directory on the backup storage location.”
  • “None of the items included in backup were backed up.”
  • “The specified component was not reported by the VSS writer.”

So far, I haven’t been able to get a reliable backup via Windows Server Backup.

So, until I get this fixed, let’s start with something light:


Take a good look on how the dates are sorted. Nice, isn’t it?