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The backup process of installing Impact 6.1 failed and causes the whole installation to stop.
When doing a fresh installation of Impact 6.1, the installation fails during the backup process. The error messages seen in Impact 188.8.131.52_install-00.log is as follows:
2012-12-04 12:43:43.394+08:00 : INFO : Stdout:
xcopy.exe /K /E /O /H /EXCLUDE:C:\Users\TIVOLI~1\AppData\Local\Temp\tbsm_impact_exclude.txt "C:\IBM\tivoli\impact" "D:\Backup_impact\IMPACT_61_INSTALL_ROLLBACK_BACKUP\impact_backup\impact61\impact"
xcopy.exe /K /E /O /H /EXCLUDE:C:\Users\TIVOLI~1\AppData\Local\Temp\tbsm_impact_exclude.txt "C:\IBM\tivoli\tipv2" "D:\Backup_impact\IMPACT_61_INSTALL_ROLLBACK_BACKUP\impact_backup\impact61\tipv2"
Error: Failed to copy from C:\IBM\tivoli\tipv2 to D:\Backup_impact\IMPACT_61_INSTALL_ROLLBACK_BACKUP\impact_backup\impact61\tipv2
It seems like XCOPY has limitation with long path names.
Resolving the problem
The solution was to simply select a backup path with shorter folder name.