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V-79-57344-65233 - Snapshot Technology: Initialization failure

Created: 06 Nov 2012 | 2 comments

I have a server with one VM that needs to be backed up.  If I exclude the VM the backup succeeds - if I include the VM the backup fails with the message below.  Both the Hyper V server and the VM are running Win2008R2, neither has an Exchange Server installed.  Purpose is the VM is to host Remote Desktops using Citrix's XenApp. The HyperV server does have two other VM that are Windows 2000 Server, but  those have been excluded from the backup.   Can you help and point me to a solution?

Backup- KORE

V-79-57344-65233 - Snapshot Technology: Initialization failure on: "VRTSRV::\\KORE\Hyper-V?Virtual?Machine\XENAPP". Snapshot technology used: Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS).

Snapshot technology error (0xE000FED1): A failure occurred querying the Writer status.

Check the Windows Event Viewer for details.

Writer Name: Microsoft Hyper-V, Writer ID: {66841CD4-6DED-4F4B-8F17-FD23F8DDC3DE}, Last error: The VSS Writer failed, but the operation can be retried (0x800423f3), State: Waiting for backup complete notification (5).

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theOnkar's picture


VSS Snapshot Notification (5) error can be caused by various issues.

Have a look at the following technotes : and

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Backup_Exec's picture


There are many articles for the above error ,I would request you to check the link below & see if that helps



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