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BackupExec 2012 VSS Errors

Created: 24 Jan 2014 | 2 comments

We are currently running BackupExec 2012 on Windows 2008 and is getting this error message below.

It seems that my VSS is not working correctly.  Any idea how to fix this?

We tried reboot the server, recreate the job without any success.

 

See error message and output of vsswriter below.

 

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Below is the error message:

 

Click an error below to locate it in the job log

 

Backup

 - Snapshot Technology: Initialization failure on: "\\MP02\System?State". Snapshot technology used: Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS).

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

 

Job ended: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 1:50:28 AM

Completed status: Failed

Final error: 0x8004230f - 0x8004230f (2147754767)

Final error category: Other Errors

 

For additional information regarding this error refer to link V-79-32772-8975

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vssadmin list writers

 

vssadmin 1.1 - Volume Shadow Copy Service administrative command-line tool

(C) Copyright 2001-2005 Microsoft Corp.

 

Writer name: 'System Writer'

   Writer Id: {e8132975-6f93-4464-a53e-1050253ae220}

   Writer Instance Id: {4891eee0-018c-4e32-8826-3113fc02e3b7}

   State: [7] Failed

   Last error: No error

 

Writer name: 'SqlServerWriter'

   Writer Id: {a65faa63-5ea8-4ebc-9dbd-a0c4db26912a}

   Writer Instance Id: {26c4551a-b677-4a3f-bee4-75b0401cf5b0}

   State: [1] Stable

   Last error: No error

 

Writer name: 'FRS Writer'

   Writer Id: {d76f5a28-3092-4589-ba48-2958fb88ce29}

   Writer Instance Id: {198d4c0e-ca8e-46e5-b957-93bcc57e6647}

   State: [7] Failed

   Last error: No error

 

Writer name: 'ASR Writer'

   Writer Id: {be000cbe-11fe-4426-9c58-531aa6355fc4}

   Writer Instance Id: {74c352c8-f646-4b2d-be45-62e20b7d3ac5}

   State: [7] Failed

   Last error: No error

 

Writer name: 'Registry Writer'

   Writer Id: {afbab4a2-367d-4d15-a586-71dbb18f8485}

   Writer Instance Id: {cf63c7cd-849e-415d-8448-9cf0b84b878b}

   State: [7] Failed

   Last error: No error

 

Writer name: 'Shadow Copy Optimization Writer'

   Writer Id: {4dc3bdd4-ab48-4d07-adb0-3bee2926fd7f}

   Writer Instance Id: {fe0b2f31-22ab-4a92-8333-5e66f5454adc}

   State: [7] Failed

   Last error: No error

 

Writer name: 'COM+ REGDB Writer'

   Writer Id: {542da469-d3e1-473c-9f4f-7847f01fc64f}

   Writer Instance Id: {054331ec-fae7-4322-9a82-a797cf87a49c}

   State: [7] Failed

   Last error: No error

 

Writer name: 'IIS Config Writer'

   Writer Id: {2a40fd15-dfca-4aa8-a654-1f8c654603f6}

   Writer Instance Id: {64e7ecd9-7972-4917-80d8-5ae0ba83ada1}

   State: [7] Failed

   Last error: No error

 

Writer name: 'IIS Metabase Writer'

   Writer Id: {59b1f0cf-90ef-465f-9609-6ca8b2938366}

   Writer Instance Id: {b34ba316-ad0b-4410-a2e2-fc87c904a43c}

   State: [7] Failed

   Last error: No error

 

Writer name: 'NTDS'

   Writer Id: {b2014c9e-8711-4c5c-a5a9-3cf384484757}

   Writer Instance Id: {96076ea1-1fc7-4ee9-9841-83520aced852}

   State: [7] Failed

   Last error: No error

 

Writer name: 'BITS Writer'

   Writer Id: {4969d978-be47-48b0-b100-f328f07ac1e0}

   Writer Instance Id: {f1f9f62d-260b-4428-9787-f57ad7e5d286}

   State: [1] Stable

   Last error: No error

 

Writer name: 'WMI Writer'

   Writer Id: {a6ad56c2-b509-4e6c-bb19-49d8f43532f0}

   Writer Instance Id: {f8e3b22a-6d6d-4169-b80a-d3f1145977a0}

   State: [7] Failed

   Last error: No error

 

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lmosla's picture

Make sure there isn't any other application, maintanance or utility jobs running during the backup, also that the Volume Shadow copy service is not started and set to start up type either Manual or Automatic.

Check for errors in Windows Event Logs during the time the backup job runs.  

for more information on this error see: http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH159538 

hope this helps

Sush...'s picture

Hello there,

    As you can observe there seems to be some issue with your VSS writers on the server. Ensure that you have installed all the updates of the Operating system (specially the patches related to VSS).

If the writers are still not stable then it would be best to contact Microsoft support to resolve the VSS issue.

 

Regards,

-Sush...

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