VSS writer failure when backing up a Deduplication Storage Folder in BE 2010 R3
Final Error Code: a000fed1 HEX (0xa000fed1 HEX) or e000fed1 HEX (0xe000fed1 HEX)
Final Error Description: "A failure occurred querying the Writer status."
Final Error Category: Resource Errors
Error Text In Job Log: "AOFO: Initialization failure on: "Shadow?Copy?Components". Advanced Open File Option used: Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS)
Error received after a backup of a Deduplication Storage Folder failed.
To troubleshoot this error, please perform the following steps immediately after a failed Shadow Copy Components backup has been identified:
- Open a command prompt
- Type the following command: VSSADMIN LIST WRITERS
If the "Backup Exec DeDuplication Storage Writer" state shows failed with a state of , reboot the Backup Exec Media server and retry the backup.
Note: If the issue persists after rebooting the server, contact Backup Exec technical support for further assistance.
If the "Backup Exec DeDuplication Storage Writer" state shows failed with a state of , contact Backup Exec technical support for further assistance.
See the related tech note for more information.