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AOFO: Initialization failure on: "Shadow?Copy?Components". Advanced Open File Option used: Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS).

Created: 21 Jul 2013 | 3 comments

Error:
AOFO: Initialization failure on: "Shadow?Copy?Components". Advanced Open File Option used: Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS).

V-79-10000-11226 - VSS Snapshot error. The Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) snapshot provider selected returned: "Unexpected provider error". Ensure that all provider services are enabled and can be started. Check the Windows Event Viewer for details.

- AOFO: Initialization failure on: "System?State". Advanced Open File Option used: Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS).

V-79-10000-11226 - VSS Snapshot error. The Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) snapshot provider selected returned: "Unexpected provider error". Ensure that all provider services are enabled and can be started. Check the Windows Event Viewer for details.
 

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mustansir's picture

Hello praveen,

Please check if you have multiple snapshot providers running on the server in question....open command prompt and run VSSADMIN LIST PROVIDERS
If you see multiple snapshot providers listed in there...edit the backup job and click on advance open file option in left pane and force backup exec to where it says automatic select system- use microsoft software shadow copy provider and rerun the job....see if job is successful or not ....

Please mark this as solution if this resolves your issue...

Donald Eady's picture

Awesome suggestion Mustansir, 

 

            Praveen please verify that that you have selected System - Use Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider under "Snapshot provider" 

 

Please see the following document

 

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH110511

 

Please verify, adjust, retry and report result

I hope this posting was helpful

  

Jaydeep S's picture

Additionally, check the event viewer on the server that you are backing up and see if you have any Event ID 12293. If you find any such event id the this technote should help.