[Satellite 6] Incremental backup fails with an error message ''Provide a valid previous backup directory''

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  • While running incremental backup of the Red Hat Satellite server, it fails with error Provide a valid previous backup directoryas displayed below:

    # satellite-maintain backup online --incremental <path to incremental backup directory>  <path to full backup directory>
    Prepare backup Directory:
    Creating backup folder <path to full backup directory>/satellite-backup-2022-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx
    <path to incremental backup directory>/*.snar files unavailable. Provide a valid previous backup directory
    Scenario [Backup] failed.
    The following steps ended up in failing state:


  • Red Hat Satellite 6

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