'ASR Writer' Timed out error on Server 2008 R2
I've been having problems running backups on our 2010 Exchange Server. The server's OS is Server 2008 R2. All updates are applied to BUE 2012, the Exchange server, and the BUE 2012 server. I've also uninstalled and reinstalled the RAWS agent on the server and rebooted the BUE media server as well as the remote server.
The job completeion status ends with error: '0xe000ff12 - A communications failure has occurred with an Exchange Store resoruce.'
Also getting the following errors:
- Snapshot Technology: Initialization failure on: "\\zeus\System?State". Snapshot technology used: No. The network connection failed during the snapshot. Check the network, and then run the job again.
When I run vssadmin list writers the ASR Writer has a timed out error. All other writers look OK. Last night after a reboot the writer didn't show an error. But after the backup ran and ended in error it's back to a timed out status. I'm assuming that ASR Writer error is the cause of my backup problems? I've read that reinstalling VSS writers on Server 2008 R2 can be a very bad thing. What is the best way to get the ASR Writer working again safely? This is a critical server. Thanks for any help.