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Cannot create image after upgrading to version 11.5.1.2266

Created: 18 Mar 2010 • Updated: 26 Sep 2010 | 4 comments

Source: Windows 2k8 Server (6.0.6001) and Windows XP Pro SP3
Target: Windows 2k8 Server (6.0.6001)
Ghost: 11.5.1.2266

I have two servers running Windows 2k8 Server (6.0.6001) and several client machines running the same version of Windows XP Pro SP3. One server is setup to create an image of all the other machines every evening. Prior to upgrading to version 11.5.1.2266 I was using version 11.5.0.2113 with no problems. Since this network does not have internet access, I download the installation package of the latest version on GSS and did an in-place upgrade. Ever since then I have been unable to create an image of the other Windows 2k8 Server machine, though all the Windows XP Pro machines get an image just fine. At first I thought maybe I needed to update the ghost client, so I removed it an reinstalled it from the Ghost Console. This did not rectify the problem. Checking the event log shows that at the exact same time the image fails (it goes for about an hour of a two hour job) and the GHOSTERR.TXT file get created, two events with a source of VSS get created:

Event ID: 8193
Source: VSS
Message: Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error calling routine IMultiInterfaceControl:GetSubscription hr=0x80010108

Event ID: 12291
Source: VSS
Message: Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Error creating/using the COM+ Writers publishers interface: BackupShutdown 0x8000ffff

GHOSTERR.TXT
*********************************
Date   : Thu Mar 18 12:31:20 2010
Error Number: (8027)
Message: A GeneralException occurred
Version: 11.5.1.2266 (Dec 24 2009, Build=2266)
OS Version: Service Pack 1 (Build 6001)
Command line arguments: -Z1 -clone,src=1,mode=create,dst=@MCGABACKUPpull2108 -batch -igb -jm=U -jaddr=192.168.1.3 -sgt -blind
Active Switches :
       AutoName
PathName            : 134953 {71f97580-18fa-11df-9d24-002264cc8b9b}{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752}
DumpFile            : 00000015.GHS
DumpPos             : 32479912927
FlagImplode         : 2
FlagExplode         : 0

CloneSrc            : 1
BatchPartSrc        : 0
BatchPartMSrc       :

CloneDst            : @MCGABACKUPpull2108
BatchPartDst        : 0

Operation Details :
  Total size.........91997
  MB copied..........61228
  MB remaining.......30769
  Percent complete...66%
  Speed..............1067 MB/min
  Time elapsed.......57:22   
  Time remaining.....28:50   

A disk error occurred
Win32 error: (0x00000015)
The device is not ready.

Generated at ..\BlockDeviceNtVolume.cpp:820

Thread #41736 Call Stack
BlockDeviceNtVolume::Imp::read
StandardCache::StandardCache::diskToCache
StandardCache::StandardCache::cacheIO
StandardCache::StandardCache::handleIO
ReadPhysSectors
ReadNTFSVolume
NTFSReadClusters
dumpRun
dumpAttribute
dumpAttributes
dumpMFTRec
dumpMFT
dumpVol
DumpNTFSPartition
ProcessNTFSPartition
CopyPartition
ProcessAllPartitions
CopyAllPartitions
CopyDiskToFile
CopyMainline
AttemptOperation
sub_main
main

Call Stack
Address            Frame              Logical Addr              Module
0x0000000077c49a94 0x000000000012ea8c KiFastSystemCallRet+0x0000000000000000
0x000000000012ed8c 0x0000000000000003 0x0000:0x0000000000000000
End Call Stack

Start heap available: 764329984
Cur   heap available: 626843648
Total Memory:         3219611648

Allocated
  33500 ..\ghost.cpp:1511
Free

Fat details:

NTFS details:
----------------

NTFS Global Flags:
----------------
     contiguousWrite=1 forceDiskClusterMapping=0
     inhibitCHKDSK=1 ignoreBadLog=0 ignoreCHKDSKBit=0
     enable_cache=0 xfrbuflen=32768
     last_attr_type = 0
     loadExact = 0
     sameSize = 0
----------------

Disk Info :
  remote.............0
  drive..............0
  sectorsUsedCount.......976703488
  estimatedUsedCount.....188410377
  numPartitions..............1
  Version............1151
  Full structure dump....
   {
      PID_START_BYTE: 0
      PID_WIN_9X_ID_PRESERVE: false
      SVersion: 1151
      SCylinders: 65535
      PID_WIN_9X_ID: 3875516416
      SDiskFormat: 13
      PID_WIN_NT_ID: 591782587
      SMbr:
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         0x0140 32 e4 05 00 07 8b f0 ac 3c 00 74 fc bb 07 00 b4
         0x0150 0e cd 10 eb f2 2b c9 e4 64 eb 00 24 02 e0 f8 24
         0x0160 02 c3 49 6e 76 61 6c 69 64 20 70 61 72 74 69 74
         0x0170 69 6f 6e 20 74 61 62 6c 65 00 45 72 72 6f 72 20
         0x0180 6c 6f 61 64 69 6e 67 20 6f 70 65 72 61 74 69 6e
         0x0190 67 20 73 79 73 74 65 6d 00 4d 69 73 73 69 6e 67
         0x01a0 20 6f 70 65 72 61 74 69 6e 67 20 73 79 73 74 65
         0x01b0 6d 00 00 00 00 62 7a 99 bb e2 45 23 00 00 80 40
         0x01c0 01 00 07 fe e0 ff 00 08 00 00 00 50 37 3a 00 00
         0x01d0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
         0x01e0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
         0x01f0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 55 aa
         0x0200
      SIsSpanned: false
      SOs2Name:
         0x0000 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
      SFingerprint: 4ba27216
      SHeadsPerCyl: ff
      SectorsPerTrack: 20
      SRemote: false
      SEndOfImagePosition: 200
      PID_BYTE_COUNT: 746ec06000
      SFlags: 1
      SPatchedFileCount: 0
      SDrive: 0
      PID_BOOT_CODE:
         0x0000 33 c0 8e d0 bc 00 7c 8e c0 8e d8 be 00 7c bf 00
         0x0010 06 b9 00 02 fc f3 a4 50 68 1c 06 cb fb b9 04 00
         0x0020 bd be 07 80 7e 00 00 7c 0b 0f 85 10 01 83 c5 10
         0x0030 e2 f1 cd 18 88 56 00 55 c6 46 11 05 c6 46 10 00
         0x0040 b4 41 bb aa 55 cd 13 5d 72 0f 81 fb 55 aa 75 09
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         0x0060 26 66 68 00 00 00 00 66 ff 76 08 68 00 00 68 00
         0x0070 7c 68 01 00 68 10 00 b4 42 8a 56 00 8b f4 cd 13
         0x0080 9f 83 c4 10 9e eb 14 b8 01 02 bb 00 7c 8a 56 00
         0x0090 8a 76 01 8a 4e 02 8a 6e 03 cd 13 66 61 73 1e fe
         0x00a0 4e 11 0f 85 0c 00 80 7e 00 80 0f 84 8a 00 b2 80
         0x00b0 eb 82 55 32 e4 8a 56 00 cd 13 5d eb 9c 81 3e fe
         0x00c0 7d 55 aa 75 6e ff 76 00 e8 8a 00 0f 85 15 00 b0
         0x00d0 d1 e6 64 e8 7f 00 b0 df e6 60 e8 78 00 b0 ff e6
         0x00e0 64 e8 71 00 b8 00 bb cd 1a 66 23 c0 75 3b 66 81
         0x00f0 fb 54 43 50 41 75 32 81 f9 02 01 72 2c 66 68 07
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         0x0150 0e cd 10 eb f2 2b c9 e4 64 eb 00 24 02 e0 f8 24
         0x0160 02 c3 49 6e 76 61 6c 69 64 20 70 61 72 74 69 74
         0x0170 69 6f 6e 20 74 61 62 6c 65 00 45 72 72 6f 72 20
         0x0180 6c 6f 61 64 69 6e 67 20 6f 70 65 72 61 74 69 6e
         0x0190 67 20 73 79 73 74 65 6d 00 4d 69 73 73 69 6e 67
         0x01a0 20 6f 70 65 72 61 74 69 6e 67 20 73 79 73 74 65
         0x01b0 6d 00 00 00 00 62 7a 99 bb e2 45 23 00 00
      PID_WIN_NT_ID_PRESERVE: false
      PID_DISK_NOTIFY_OS: true
      PID_PARTITION_NODE_FORMAT: d
      SEstimatedUsed: b3aea09
      STotalSectors: 3a376030
      SPartitions:
      {
         PID_POSITION_ID: 1.1:
         SFlagInp: 0
         SFileOperationOffset: 0
         PID_VOLUME_NAME:
         PID_FIND_FIRST: false
         PID_FIND_BEST_FIT: false
         SSlot: 0
         PID_VOLUME_DRIVE_LETTER: C:
         SNumSects: 3a375000
         PID_VOLUME_TYPE: 1
         PID_START_CHS_MAXED_OUT: false
         PID_FORMAT_TYPE: 8
         SOrder: 0
         SFpos: 1400
         PID_VOLUME_SLOT_NUMBER: 0
         PID_END_CHS:
         {
            PID_SECTOR: 20
            PID_HEAD: fe
            PID_CYLINDER: 3ff
         }
         PID_VOLUME_START: ffe00
         SBootable: true
         PID_CLEANLY_SHUTDOWN: true
         SExtended: false
         SSystemId: 7
         SSizeAdjustment: 0
         PID_IS_VOLUME_CONTAINER: false
         PID_SYSTEM_ID: 7
         PID_START_CHS:
         {
            PID_SECTOR: 1
            PID_HEAD: 40
            PID_CYLINDER: 0
         }
         PID_FORMAT: 8
         PID_ACTIVE: true
         PID_EXTENT:
         {
            PID_EXTENT_CONTAINER_EXTENT_INDEX: 0
            PID_EXTENT_START: ffe00
            PID_EXTENT_SIZE_MINIMUM: 746ea00000
            PID_EXTENT_SIZE_MAXIMUM: 746ea00000
         }
         SFirstSect: 800
         PID_READ_ONLY: false
         PID_FIND_LAST: false
         PID_NAME:
         SFlags: 0
         PID_ROLE_FORMAT_MATCHING_TYPE: 0
         SEndFpos: 0
         PID_VOLUME_SIZE_MINIMUM: 746ea00000
         PID_PARENT_BOOT_RECORD_SECTOR_OFFSET: 0
         PID_FIND_WORST_FIT: false
         SGflags: 4
         PID_NO_HARD_ERROR: true
         PID_VOLUME_SIZE_MAXIMUM: 746ea00000
         PID_END_CHS_MAXED_OUT: true
         PID_HIDDEN: false
         PID_IS_VOLUME: true
         PID_VOLUME_NOTIFY_OS: true
         PID_PARENT_BOOT_RECORD_SLOT_NUMBER: 0
         SSectorsUsed: c481338
         PID_ROLE: 2
      }
      PID_CONTAINER_ID: 1:
      SSectorsUsed: 3a375000
   }

 # Ord Boot Id Ext     First        Num       Last       Used NTFS
 0  0    1   7 No       2048  976703488  976705536  206050104 Yes

Disk Info :
  remote.............0
  drive..............0
  sectorsUsedCount.......0
  estimatedUsedCount.....0
  numPartitions..............0
  Version............0
  Full structure dump....
   {
      SVersion: 0
      SCylinders: 0
      SDiskFormat: 1
      SMbr:
         0x0000 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
         0x0010 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
         0x0020 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
         0x0030 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
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         0x01f0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
         0x0200
      SIsSpanned: false
      SOs2Name:
         0x0000 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
      SFingerprint: 0
      SHeadsPerCyl: 0
      SectorsPerTrack: 0
      SRemote: false
      SEndOfImagePosition: 0
      SFlags: 0
      SPatchedFileCount: 0
      SDrive: 0
      SEstimatedUsed: 0
      STotalSectors: 0
      SPartitions:
      [
      ]
      SSectorsUsed: 0
   }

 # Ord Boot Id Ext     First        Num       Last       Used NTFS

Fixed Drives

Drive 0 HP LOGICAL VOLUME 1.72 PA6C90N9SWB0E5

Total Sectors            976707632
Bytes per Sector         512
MB                       476908
Cylinders                119694
Heads                    255
Sectors per Track        32

Drive 0 HP LOGICAL VOLUME 1.72 PA6C90N9SWB0E5
ASPI
Total Sectors            976707632
Bytes per Sector         512
MB                       476908
Successful IO Count      0

WinNT (Active)
Total Sectors            976707632
Bytes per Sector         512
MB                       476908
Cylinders                119694
Heads                    255
Sectors per Track        32
Successful IO Count      8

AsyncIo : 0

Image Devices

Key[1]   1.1:
Key[2]   1:1
Key[3]   C:
Path     C:
Desc     C: 1.1: []
Type     NTFS
Disk     0
Offset   2048

Key[1]   D:
Path     D:
Desc     D:
Type     CD

Key[1]   @CD-R1
Path     @CD-R1
Desc     @CD-R1 TEAC    DV-28E-V        
Type     DVD

Volume attributes
=================
1.1:
Attribute dump
BiosId:128
DiskSignature9x:3875516416
DiskSignatureNt:591782587
DiskModelNumber:HP LOGICAL VOLUME 1.72
DiskSerialNumber:PA6C90N9SWB0E5
VolumeSectorOffset:2048

LargeMemoryAllocationFactory diagnostic...
==========================================

Heap available at construction: 764424192
Current heap available:         626622464
Total Memory:                   3219611648

Allocated

DiskManager diagnostic...
=========================

Fixed Drives

Drive 0 HP LOGICAL VOLUME 1.72 PA6C90N9SWB0E5

Total Sectors            976707632
Bytes per Sector         512
MB                       476908
Cylinders                119694
Heads                    255
Sectors per Track        32

Drive 0 HP LOGICAL VOLUME 1.72 PA6C90N9SWB0E5
ASPI
Total Sectors            976707632
Bytes per Sector         512
MB                       476908
Successful IO Count      0

WinNT (Active)
Total Sectors            976707632
Bytes per Sector         512
MB                       476908
Cylinders                119694
Heads                    255
Sectors per Track        32
Successful IO Count      9

FilesystemMounter diagnostic...
===============================

FilesystemManager diagnostic...
===============================

Volume 1
VolumePos: 1.1:
DriveLetter: C:
Description:  465.73GB Primary Disk 0 Offset       1MB  465.73GB HP LOGICAL VOLUME 1.72 PA6C90N9SWB0E5
Type:        fsfNtfsWindowsXP
Name:        

LfoFilesystemManager diagnostic...
==================================

Filesystem Index: 0
Filesystem Descriptor:
  ID's:
    ID Type: 2
    ID: C:
    ID Type: 1
    ID: 1.1:
  DriveType: 4
  FilesystemInfo:
    formatType: 8
    volumeName:

Filesystem Index: 1
Filesystem Descriptor:
  ID's:
    ID Type: 2
    ID: D:
  DriveType: 8
  No FilesystemInfo structure.
  Filesystem has no VolumePtr

Environment Variables
=====================

ALLUSERSPROFILE=C:\ProgramData
APPDATA=C:\Windows\system32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Roaming
CommonProgramFiles=C:\Program Files\Common Files
COMPUTERNAME=***Removed***
ComSpec=C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe
FP_NO_HOST_CHECK=NO
LOCALAPPDATA=C:\Windows\system32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local
NUMBER_OF_PROCESSORS=4
OS=Windows_NT
Path=***Removed***
PATHEXT=.COM;.EXE;.BAT;.CMD;.VBS;.VBE;.JS;.JSE;.WSF;.WSH;.MSC
PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE=x86
PROCESSOR_IDENTIFIER=x86 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 6, GenuineIntel
PROCESSOR_LEVEL=6
PROCESSOR_REVISION=1706
ProgramData=C:\ProgramData
ProgramFiles=C:\Program Files
PUBLIC=C:\Users\Public
SystemDrive=C:
SystemRoot=C:\Windows
TEMP=C:\Windows\TEMP
TMP=C:\Windows\TEMP
USERDOMAIN=***Removed***
USERNAME=***Removed***
USERPROFILE=C:\Windows\system32\config\systemprofile
windir=C:\Windows

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weekendclimber's picture

Well I decided to uninstall everything and then reinstalled version 11.5.0.2113 and everything works fine again. Not sure what's up with the latest version.

Randall Newnham's picture

Hi there,

Were you trying to do a hot image of that machine (by checking "Volume Snapshot")? That's the only reason I know that Volume Shadow Copy would be invoked. Hot imaging is not supported for server operating systems.

Thank you,

Randy

weekendclimber's picture

Yes, I was doing hot images before upgrading and then it stopped working. Now it seems even downgrading back to version 11.5.0.2113 is no longer functioning. According to this Windows 2k8 is supported for all three applications (server console, console client, and imagin tools);

http://www.symantec.com/business/products/sysreq.j...

weekendclimber's picture

Here's more documentation that says version 2.5 can be used on server OS's:

http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/on-technology...

Under the heading "Solution" it says:

Ghost Solution Suite 2.5 does give you the ability to manage a server OS as a client. For more information about how to obtain a server license for use on a server operating system, see the document How to obtain server licenses for Ghost Solution Suite 2.5.

I need to find a solution to this problem as it is still persisting to this day.