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Backup Failing on Windows Server 2008R2

Created: 12 Mar 2014 • Updated: 12 Mar 2014 | 3 comments

I am getting an error trying to backup several servers with Backup Exec.  I am only getting this on servers that are Windows Clustered. 

V-79-57344-850 - AOFO: Initialization failure on: "System?State". Advanced Open File Option used: Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS).
Snapshot provider error (0xE0000352): The specified volume does not exist. Recreate the volume, and then try the job again.

Please help.



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CraigV's picture

Hi Richard,

Open a command prompt on each node and type: vssadmin list writers.

All your writers must be Stable and Running...if not, a server restart should fix them.


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lmosla's picture

Try recreating the job as a test on one of the servers to see if it resolves the error.

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