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Need help: Backup Exec fails while using vss writer. Error 0x800423f4.

Created: 30 Mar 2013 • Updated: 05 Apr 2013
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Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

we have a several problem while using Backup Exec on Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise. A Backup from our Hyper-V Virtual Server (even Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise) fails. In the Logfile we read: VSS Writer fails with error (0x800423f4), timed out. After vssadmin list writers we are unable to identify the writer. Only one writer has an error:

Verfassername: "ASR Writer"
   Verfasserkennung: {be000cbe-11fe-4426-9c58-531aa6355fc4}
   Verfasserinstanzkennung: {8ff445e7-844a-487a-8ce6-f906a85738cc}
   Status: [7] Fehler
   Letzter Fehler: Zeitüberschreitung

 

How can we fix this problem?

Thanks for help.

Sincerely,

Christian Zöpfchen

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Hi Christian,   A server

Hi Christian,

 

A server restart will normally fix this, but read below (and do NOT reregister the VSS writers):

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/windowsbackup/thread/f7bef308-6e84-485e-ac19-6231e2f89e08/

Thanks!

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Hi Christian,   A server

Hi Christian,

 

A server restart will normally fix this, but read below (and do NOT reregister the VSS writers):

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w...

Thanks!

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