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Error clearing archive bit for files in "System Volume Information" directory

Created: 30 Jan 2013 • Updated: 21 Apr 2013 | 3 comments
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Hello All:

Have a question regarding one of my client backups.  When observing the details on a complete backup job I noticed the following messages in the job details:

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- Info bpbrm(pid=980) from client server: TRV - error clearing archive bit: V:\Backup\System Volume Information\486{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752} (WIN32 5: Access is denied. )
 - Info bpbrm(pid=980) from client server: TRV - error clearing archive bit: V:\Backup\System Volume Information\487{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752} (WIN32 5: Access is denied. )
- Info bpbrm(pid=980) from client server: TRV - error clearing archive bit: V:\Backup\System Volume Information\{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752} (WIN32 5: Access is denied. )
- Info bpbrm(pid=980) from client server: TRV - last message being suppressed after 10 occurrences 
 
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The backup job completes with a status 0. Just want to make sure I am not ignoring an imminent issue when backing up this server. Thank you. 
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Mark_Solutions's picture

If you get a status 0 then you should be OK

The system volume information should be part of the sytem state anyway so clearing the archive bit would make no difference as it will always get backed up in full

Curious as to what exactly that is though - looks like some sort of mount point as the system volume information is under a standard directory - worth a look to see who is doing what on that server in case you do need to do something with it - DFSR and the likes?

Hope this helps

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ROrp's picture

Thanks for the insight. What is interesting is it appears the "Backup" dir is non-existent in the V:\ path; Only directories I see in that volume are NTFS mount points. I wonder if it gets created during the backup job as part of VSS open file backups?  

Mark_Solutions's picture

Anything there would be a hidden system file which denies you access by default anyway so may be difficult to see

I do not know the processes of how VSS works in that depth so can't say why it gets created

What does that server do? Anything on it that may do something like this? Wondering about any APPS that may be running on it

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