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Virtual File Filter (VFF) driver - error. Version 12, How to fix?

Created: 10 Jun 2008 • Updated: 17 Oct 2010 | 4 comments
john11's picture
We installed Backup Exec V12 on a WIndows 2003 server (media server) including the Exchange Agent. This is an evaluation for a client. Then we did a push install of the Windows Agent to another WIndows 2003 server running Exchange 2003.  When we try to do a backup of the Information Store and check the box next to it, the job creates ok. However, when we run the job, we immediately get a failure with the message :
Job ended: Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at 9:31:31 PM
Completed status: Failed
Final error: 0xe0001201 - For this operation, the Backup Exec Virtual File Filter (VFF) driver must be installed on the media server.  The VFF driver is installed when you install the Backup Exec Exchange Agent or the Active Directory Recovery Option.
Final error category: Resource Errors

For additional information regarding this error refer to link V-79-57344-4609
We don't know where to find this Virtual File Filter driver to install. What to do?

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Steve W.'s picture
Please follow the steps in the technote below to resolve this issue. 

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Jesse Balingit's picture

I am having this same issue with 12.5 eval. I am still in eval mode, have not licensed yet. Exchange agent is installed. Any suggestion?

Jesse Balingit's picture

btw, I am only seeing this error when attemping to backup to a disk device. Backup to tape device work fine with same settings.