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Backup Exec 2012 R1798 - V-79-57344-65233 - Snapshot Technology: Initialization failure on: "\\DDI\System?State". Snapshot technology used: Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS).

Created: 06 Feb 2014 | 4 comments

I am getting the following on one of my backups to a local USB drive intermittently.  I can go a whole week and not see it and then it reoccurs.  Any ideas?  Window Server 2008 R2 Standard SPI 1.  Backup Exec server is running locally and backing up the local server.

V-79-57344-65233 - Snapshot Technology: Initialization failure on: "\\DDI\System?State". Snapshot technology used: Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS).

Snapshot technology error (0xE000FED1): A failure occurred querying the Writer status. See the job log for details about the error.

Check the Windows Event Viewer for details.

Writer Name: Automated System Recovery, Writer ID: {BE000CBE-11FE-4426-9C58-531AA6355FC4}, Last error: The VSS Writer timed out (0x800423f2), State: Failed during freeze operation (9).

Writer Name: COM+ Class Registration Database, Writer ID: {542DA469-D3E1-473C-9F4F-7847F01FC64F}, Last error: The VSS Writer timed out (0x800423f2), State: Failed during freeze operation (9).

Writer Name: Internet Information Services, Writer ID: {2A40FD15-DFCA-4AA8-A654-1F8C654603F6}, Last error: The VSS Writer timed out (0x800423f2), State: Failed during freeze operation (9).

Writer Name: Registry, Writer ID: {AFBAB4A2-367D-4D15-A586-71DBB18F8485}, Last error: The VSS Writer timed out (0x800423f2), State: Failed during freeze operation (9).

Writer Name: System Files, Writer ID: {E8132975-6F93-4464-A53E-1050253AE220}, Last error: The VSS Writer timed out (0x800423f2), State: Failed during freeze operation (9).

Writer Name: Windows Management Instrumentation, Writer ID: {A6AD56C2-B509-4E6C-BB19-49D8F43532F0}, Last error: The VSS Writer timed out (0x800423f2), State: Failed during freeze operation (9).
 

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CraigV's picture

Hi,

 

Open a command prompt and type: vssadmin list writers --> do this on the server giving you this issue.

You should see some of the writers are not running and a server restart should fix this.

Alternatively check the TN below on troubleshooting VSS:

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH87439

Thanks!

Alternative ways to access Backup Exec Technical Support:

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/blogs/alte...

jasongordon's picture

Thanks for the reply.  I see all of the writers as stable but I dont see any related to Backup Exec.  I havent restarted yet.  Also I see the article you sent is related to Microsoft Exchange and we dont have that.   What providers and writers are needed to backup server state with Backup Exec 2012?  Thanks.

 

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Writer name: 'Task Scheduler Writer'
   Writer Id: {d61d61c8-d73a-4eee-8cdd-f6f9786b7124}
   Writer Instance Id: {1bddd48e-5052-49db-9b07-b96f96727e6b}
   State: [1] Stable
   Last error: No error

Writer name: 'VSS Metadata Store Writer'
   Writer Id: {75dfb225-e2e4-4d39-9ac9-ffaff65ddf06}
   Writer Instance Id: {088e7a7d-09a8-4cc6-a609-ad90e75ddc93}
   State: [1] Stable
   Last error: No error

Writer name: 'Performance Counters Writer'
   Writer Id: {0bada1de-01a9-4625-8278-69e735f39dd2}
   Writer Instance Id: {f0086dda-9efc-47c5-8eb6-a944c3d09381}
   State: [1] Stable
   Last error: No error

Writer name: 'System Writer'
   Writer Id: {e8132975-6f93-4464-a53e-1050253ae220}
   Writer Instance Id: {bce5bc88-3199-4459-82d6-6f7f8db05e16}
   State: [1] Stable
   Last error: No error

Writer name: 'ASR Writer'
   Writer Id: {be000cbe-11fe-4426-9c58-531aa6355fc4}
   Writer Instance Id: {d6b93209-1db9-457e-bfc9-53ff8c9bef78}
   State: [1] Stable
   Last error: No error

Writer name: 'SqlServerWriter'
   Writer Id: {a65faa63-5ea8-4ebc-9dbd-a0c4db26912a}
   Writer Instance Id: {b2a5e01b-c3a2-431e-b343-3e37572b98b1}
   State: [1] Stable
   Last error: No error

Writer name: 'Registry Writer'
   Writer Id: {afbab4a2-367d-4d15-a586-71dbb18f8485}
   Writer Instance Id: {47bf9e7f-1cfd-4100-98fa-6413693e2069}
   State: [1] Stable
   Last error: No error

Writer name: 'COM+ REGDB Writer'
   Writer Id: {542da469-d3e1-473c-9f4f-7847f01fc64f}
   Writer Instance Id: {a145aa12-365c-4de9-93d7-1e1a4c034f7c}
   State: [1] Stable
   Last error: No error

Writer name: 'Shadow Copy Optimization Writer'
   Writer Id: {4dc3bdd4-ab48-4d07-adb0-3bee2926fd7f}
   Writer Instance Id: {ceca6f84-580b-430b-bfe5-47dc6fc16075}
   State: [1] Stable
   Last error: No error

Writer name: 'BITS Writer'
   Writer Id: {4969d978-be47-48b0-b100-f328f07ac1e0}
   Writer Instance Id: {296856ff-4367-47a0-a4ec-80d01364c918}
   State: [1] Stable
   Last error: No error

Writer name: 'IIS Config Writer'
   Writer Id: {2a40fd15-dfca-4aa8-a654-1f8c654603f6}
   Writer Instance Id: {1565a58d-917c-458c-ba8b-3df889400c7f}
   State: [1] Stable
   Last error: No error

Writer name: 'WMI Writer'
   Writer Id: {a6ad56c2-b509-4e6c-bb19-49d8f43532f0}
   Writer Instance Id: {2181f6bc-4582-4e78-a8b5-2adddfaf04a3}
   State: [1] Stable
   Last error: No error
 

BE-Sandy's picture

Hi,

Perform the steps listed in:

E000FED1 - A failure occurred querying the Writer status.
http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH27875

The above document would help you with issues related to VSS. Also check if you have Mcafee as the antivirus as that creates problems during the system state backup. Refer the following document to know the correct configuration of your antivirus:

VirusScan Enterprise exclusions for Symantec Backup Exec
https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=KB68701
 

 

craigs2188's picture

Hi,

We are having this exact same issue. The above links didnt resolve my issue. Any further help would be great.

 

Regards,

Craig