Restore job of Shadow Copy Components with Distributed File System Replication (DFSR) fails with the error "A failure occurred querying the Writer status"

Article:TECH48422  |  Created: 2006-01-10  |  Updated: 2011-09-14  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH48422
Article Type
Technical Solution

Product(s)

Issue



Restore job of Shadow Copy Components with Distributed File System Replication (DFSR) fails with the error "A failure occurred querying the Writer status"


Error



Writer Name: Distributed File System Replication, Writer ID {GUID.EN_US}, Laster
error: 0x800423f3, State: 0013.
A failure occurred querying the Writer status


Cause



Restore job of Shadow copy Components will fail with the above mentioned error if this is used in conjunction with the DFSR writers. This may occur if the DSFR configuration is not available. Possible reasons for this is if the configuration gets deleted or Active Directory cannot be contacted.


Solution




To resolve this issue, restore the Shadow Copy Components by performing the following steps:
I. Restore the DFSR configuration via an Active Directory restore
II. Restore the DFSR replicated data
 
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Supplemental Materials

SourceError Code
Value0x800423f3
Description

A failure occurred querying the Writer status


SourceETrack
Value586530
Description

Restore of SCC with DFSR writer reports as failed when configuration missing



Legacy ID



284214


Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH48422


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