The error "0xe0008527 - VERITAS Storage Foundation for Windows (VSFW) unexpectedly failed. Check that the VSFW service is running, and check the status of existing disk groups and volumes" appears when performing a backup of a server with Advanced Open File Option (AOFO) and VERITAS Storage Foundation for Windows installed.

Article:TECH45835  |  Created: 2006-01-05  |  Updated: 2013-09-23  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH45835
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Issue



The error "0xe0008527 - VERITAS Storage Foundation for Windows (VSFW) unexpectedly failed. Check that the VSFW service is running, and check the status of existing disk groups and volumes" appears when performing a backup of a server with Advanced Open File Option (AOFO) and VERITAS Storage Foundation for Windows installed.


Error



Final error: 0xe0008527 - VERITAS Storage Foundation for Windows (VSFW) unexpectedly failed. Check that the VSFW service is running, and check the status of existing disk groups and volumes.

The user gets the following errors as displayed in Figures 1 - 3.

Figure 1



Figure 2

           
                             
Figure 3
 

 


Cause



This error occurs while backing up a server which has VERITAS Storage Foundation for Windows (VSFW) installed on the server and it is being backed up using Advanced Open File Option (AOFO).


Solution



                            
The VSFW Volume Shadow Copy Service provider allows for backup applications to utilize the FlashSnap option of VERITAS Storage Foundation for Windows as a solution for Volume Shadow Copy backups. To control whether the provider is registered for use with the Volume Shadow Copy Service for Microsoft Windows Server 2003, use the commands listed below.
1. Open the Command prompt on the server on which you are getting error.
2. Run the command VxVSSProvider /regserver
(This command registers the Volume Shadow Copy service.)
Please refer to the Related Documents section of this article for more information.


Supplemental Materials

Value0xe0008527
Description

VERITAS Storage Foundation for Windows (VSFW) unexpectedly failed. Check that the VSFW service is running, and check the status of existing disk groups and volumes


ValueV-79-57344-34087
Description

VERITAS Storage Foundation for Windows (VSFW) unexpectedly failed. Check that the VSFW service is running, and check the status of existing disk groups and volumes


Value12
Description

Storage Foundation Flashsnap License is not installed.



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281292


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