Volume Shadow Copy Service

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Disabling shadow copies on a NFS share folder

I want to disable shadow copies being created on a specific Windows NFS share folder which is being used by an ESXi 6 server for virtual machine backups (via xsibackup). The reason for wanting to do ...
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VSS Unexpected error querying for the IVssWriterCallback—Access Denied

I'm having trouble with VSS based backups of my Exchange server. I'm getting the following error on the start of the backup: Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error querying for the ...
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How to fix system state backup error and NTDS VSS state [11]?

The SBS 2011 (Exchange is at SP1) Windows 2008 R2 suddenly stopped making backups with error Backup unsuccessful. A Volume Shadow Copy Service operatoin failed. Unknown error (0x800423f4). When ...
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Missing Exchange Writer + Missing System Writer + Specific services crashing regulary + Hyper-V VM

I have some strange errors on multiple Server 2012 R2 Virtual Machines (Hyper-V hosts). Missing VSS writers on startup: System Writer and Exchange Writer. I have scoured the net for possible ...
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Pause the Windows Task Scheduler

Is there a way to temporarily pause the Windows Task Scheduler so it doesn't launch new scheduled tasks in the middle of a critical operation? I have a PowerShell script that syncs an HA server to an ...
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SQL Server VSS writer interfering with VMWare snapshots

After changing to TSM for the VMWare backups, we've started experiencing an odd issue with our Snapshot backups. We take system drive snapshots as a backup solution for the machine states. All the ...
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Duplicate Disks Showing in “My PC” Server 2012 R2

I've got a Server 2012 R2 VM running as an SMB file host (VHDx on Host side.) Recently, I noticed that both the system disk and the data disk have duplicates showing in "My PC": I: is a clone of ...
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Contents of a VSS checkpoint vs Network Drive

Today a user had mentioned to me that she had accidently hit the 'Delete' button on a bunch of folders on a network drive. Following the report, I explored a copy of the network folder in Volume ...
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Windows Server Backup is doing incremental instead of full backup of Exchange data

I am backing up an Exchange Server database to a backup volume on Windows Server 2012 R2, using Windows Server Backup. I mostly followed the tutorial shown at ...
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Cisco VSS failure.

We have two 6500s running with VSS. We have a switch with dual uplinks. Each uplink goes to a different 6500. If the VSL between the 6500s goes down then they both become active. This breaks the ...
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How to determine the appropriate VSS hotfixes/updates to apply to a Windows 2003 server?

Yes...I know...Windows 2003 has already EOL'd now. I'm dealing with a remaining one in a large environment and have some issues that I believe are related to VSS according to a KB hotfix article. ...
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Veeam Hyper-V backup error: Microsoft Hyper-V VSS Writer VSS_WS_FAILED_AT_POST_SNAPSHOT

I have an error from a Veeam Hyper-V backup of a Virtual Machine in a Hyper-V host: Unable to create snapshot (Microsoft CSV Shadow Copy Provider) (mode: Veeam application-aware processing). Details: ...
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Is it safe to back up SQL Server data directly if using VSS?

I have a client with a very basic single server setup that includes a small SQL Server Express database. I recently configured Symantec Backup Exec 2010 Quickstart edition for them. This is the ...
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Identifying VSS drives in SCOM 2012 R2

I'm trying to configure some overrides in our SCOM 2012 R2 server to disable disk space alerts on our VSS drives. I could just go in and disable it on every VSS drive we have, but it'd be good if I ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 System State backup

Running a member server 2008R2 server. Backups have been running fine for some time but recently ceased to run. We have been using CloudBerry Lab Enterprise Backup to store backups in cloud storage. ...
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Windows 2012 Incremental Backup

I'm running Windows 2012, using the built in Backup to perform backups. I want the first backup to be full, and then incremental thereafter. I have the following test scenario set up: Backup ...
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MS Data protection manager restore files from linux vhdx

We are backing up our few linux VM servers (Centos 6.6 with VSS , Online backup) in Hyper-V 2012 R2 with Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2012 R2. Its backing with Online method. In Windows VMs ...
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Acronis / Backup Exec restore using VSS hardware provider

I developed a VSS hardware provider for a storage System While taking the backup of the disk i set the backup option to use VSS hardware provider During the backup, i receive the call to my Hardware ...
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Where are diskshadow snapshots stored?

I am evaluating DISKSHADOW utility to take MSSQL database snapshots. I use the below set context persistent set option rollbackrecover txfrecover set verbose on begin backup add volume d: alias ...
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Shadow copies error 0x80070005-access is denied in local HD properties

I have problems backing up my HPDL380G4 server running Win.2003R2sp2 with SymantecSystemRecovery 2013R2. A scheduled backup job fails with VSS error messages and Symantec's support center after months ...
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How do I restore 1/2 of all files in a VSS image? aka Previous Version in bulk?

Suppose I have many files that were virus infected in bulk. It isn't the entire drive, but 1/2 of it. I don't want to right click each folder and restore a previous version. Is there a way to do ...
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VSS Writers Issue. No Resolution

We have around 15-20 servers all are windows server 2003 having issues with backup. Issues are - VSS writers takes alot of time to get listed - VSS snapshot fails while taking backup - Sometimes VSS ...
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Disk2vhd : error during copy. The error could not be performed due to an I/O error

I'm trying to convert a fully patched, Windows Server2008 R2 system disk into a VHD by using disk2vhd from Microsoft Sysinternals. Every time, the conversion fails with error during copy. The error ...
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shadow copies of non-shared folders on 2008R2

First, sorry for the bad english. There is something I can't figure out about VSS on Windows Server 2008 R2 : I have been asked to get a previous version of a file, which is located on a non-shared ...
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Can Windows VSS create a snapshot for units smaller than a single volume

Can Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) create a snapshot for units smaller than a single volume (that is, a set of files and directories)? If yes, how can one see (prefferably via UI) for each ...
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Azure Backup Failures

We use Azure to backup some of our servers. We had 2 servers backing up successfully and tonight had to switch the Azure account they were backing up to - pretty straight forward. Now the backup ...
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Is it possible to restore Exchange mailboxes from file system snapshot backups?

I have a client who performs file system snapshot-level backups using a tool which works with VSS, to backup everything, including his Exchange server. Is it possible to use this backup method to ...
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Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error calling routine XML document is too long. hr = 0x80070018

I have about 1400 SQL databases on my environment (on 3 different volumes). I've got follow errors during taking VSS snap. Also SQLWriter goes from stable to failed "nonretryable" *Event ID 8193, ...
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Shadow Copies not growing to maximum

I have a 2008R2 and 2012 servers that has been in production for quite some time, running smoothly - I have never paid attention to VSS. Various volumes with Shares are setup to capture shadows ...
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VSS DHCP Jet Writer Experiences Errors During Backup with WBADMIN

Summary My standalone physical server is running Server 2012 R2 Foundation. Two separate backup schedules exist, both using Windows Server Backup. I'm getting VSS errors from the DHCP Jet Writer ...
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Application\CAPI2 Event 513 - Cryptographic Services failed while processing the OnIdentity() call in the System Writer Object

A team member informed me that one of our Windows Server 2008 (not 2008 R2) based MSSQL Servers had begun to generate CAPI2 Event ID 513 Errors in the Application Event Log: Application\CAPI2 ...
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Windows Server Backup Fails: There is not enough disk space to create the volume shadow copy…

We have a brand new Dell PowerEdge T320 with a PERC S110 RAID Controller running a fresh install of Windows Server 2012 R2. The RAID level is RAID 5 with two NTFS partitions, 1TB for the OS and 7TB ...
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Shadow Copies are not being taken for all subfolders

I enabled Shadow Copies on a whole drive that holds user folder shares. As per the best practices, I re-directed the Shadow Volume to a different drive. Both are VHDs running on the same server, but ...
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VSS does not truncate Exchange 2013 Logs on Server 2012

I have a single exchange 2013 server on Server 2012. It is being backed up by Veeam and Veeam is utilizing VSS in its operations. The backups are actually working fine, but at the end of backups, ...
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Method for setting up Volume Shadow Copies on Server Core

Is there some obvious method I am not finding for how to setup the periodic creation of shadow copies for a given drive on a system running Windows without a GUI? From what I can tell going to the ...
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Does DFSR replicate shadow copies?

There a a few questions related to using DFSR and Shadow Copies together, but none that indicates if Shadow Copies replicate or not. Meaning, if I have a a pair of DFS replicas with Shadow Copies on ...
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An error occurred while quiescing the virtual machine

I got an backup issue on one of my VM. Here is the current situation: Using Acronis backup to backup my VM vmProtect 9 Server I want to get backup is Windows 2003 Server Standard Edition ...
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Previous versions not available on file server share. But vss seems to be working

At my workplace we inherited a file server running Windows 2008 R2. (Core server unfortunatly, so no GUI) Last year we decided it would be nice to have previous versions of files available for users. ...
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Windows Server 2008, shadow copies

I feel stupid for asking but I was always under the impression there was a way to make shadow copies of a file each time its saved. I have been looking around and can't find anything beyond scheduled ...
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Windows server backup keeps failing after upgraded my OS from Windows Server 2012 to Windows Server 2012 R2

I've got 2 hard disks installed on the server, one of them is specifically for backup purpose. Everything is fine before I upgrade my OS to Windows Server 2012 R2... And the problem is that after OS ...
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2 backup programs - want to stop program truncating exchange logs

I'm managing a server and have 2 pieces of backup software installed. I have StorageCraft ShadowProtect and since signing up for a cloud backup provider we have Peaceguard software also. After having ...
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Can diskshadow be installed in windows 8?

After finding out about diskshadow, I wanted to install it the systems I backups, there aren't issues with windows 2008 server, but I can't find the program in windows 8 (it's a pro version) On ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 VM Back up fails with Insufficient storage available to create either the shadow copy storage file or other shadow copy data

This problem was first encountered on an IBM x3650 in a cluster with an IBM x3550 for failover, however this problem is reproducible on a server running HyperV not part of a cluster. When I try to ...
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Using Volume Shadow Copy to Identify Updated Files

I have folders in my server with over 60GBs of data across ~160,000+ files. The files in this folder change regularly. I need to be able to make a backup copy of the files in this folder at a given ...
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hyperv vss writer unexpected error

I am using Mozy Pro to backup our Hyperv servers. I am doing this without any issues on a 2nd server but this box hasn't backed up sucessfully yet. I was told by the support tech at Mozy to type: ...
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TSM Backup Fails with VSS

Since we rebuilt our servers to windows servers 2008 x64 r2 we have perpetual problems with scheduled backup (shadow copy). In the Application event log, the following events are logged on both ...
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What causes SqlServerWriter to fail when running windows server backup on a server with Sql Express?

Equipment: I have a Dell PowerEdge T410 with 2 E5506 processors, 32GB of Ram and running Windows Server 2008 R2. It hosts: AD DNS DHCP SQL Express for an Accounting Software Package Quickbooks ...
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Does a full Windows Server backup also backup “previous versions” created by VSS?

Let's say I have volume C:\ with VSS enabled, and there is some file C:\somefile.txt, which has been around for a while. Today, I remove C:\somefile.txt. Since VSS is enabled it's still contained in ...
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Windows Server Backup crashing

Environment: I'm running an HP DL165 G7, with Windows 2008 R2 x64. Recently, when I perform a backup with "Windows Server Backup", it will crash the system. I run the backup over the weekend. When ...
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Windows 2008 R2 - shadow copy management and retention

This has bothered me over the years and I'm dealing with it again now. I've never quite understood the full black magic that is Shadow Copies/VSS. I get it to the extent of what it does and how to ...