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Exchange backups run once (and that's it) after reboot

Created: 27 Nov 2012 • Updated: 14 Feb 2013 | 2 comments
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So I'm having the issue that seems to be well-documented here ( in which the Exchange backup fails due to some VSS problem.  I checked out the Microsoft KB article ( which suggests dismounting the store or rebooting every time this happens. 

As I troll the forums, it looks like most people have this error every once in a while, and so a reboot or dismount/mount of the database is no big deal.  However, I have this error EVERY time Exchange backups run.  So that would mean setting up some kind of script to unmount/dismount the databases (or reboot the server) every night. 

Does anybody have any other workarounds or solutions to recommend?  I am all ears and would really appreciate it!



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Donald Eady's picture

VSS writer failure is a microsoft issue more so than a B.E. issue. Though Backup Exec uses Microsoft writers for the snap when backing up databases, the writers themselves are managed and troubleshot by/with Windows/Microsoft

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