SBS 2008x64 Backup Failing due to VSS error

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by CG, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. CG

    CG Guest

    Backing up to 1TB USB HDDs - All has worked fine since installtion in January
    this year. As of end of February the backup fails with the following error
    on screen

    Backup ended before completing. Creation of the shared protection point
    timed out.

    I am using the rollup9 for Exchange 2007 - try to do a vssadmin list writers
    and it errors

    Done all the net stop and regsvr32 commands found on various threads but
    problems still remains.

    Any advice?
    CG, Mar 12, 2010
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  2. If the Windows Server Backup or SBS Server Backup fails, the problem can
    be caused by missing or corrupted VSS components.

    Please copy the following to Notepad to create the batch file
    FixVSS08.BAT. Then, run FIXVSS08.BAT as administrator to reset VSS

    net stop "System Event Notification Service"
    net stop "Background Intelligent Transfer Service"
    net stop "COM+ Event System"
    net stop "Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider"
    net stop "Volume Shadow Copy"
    cd /d %windir%\system32
    net stop vss
    net stop swprv
    regsvr32 /s ATL.DLL
    regsvr32 /s comsvcs.DLL
    regsvr32 /s credui.DLL
    regsvr32 /s CRYPTNET.DLL
    regsvr32 /s CRYPTUI.DLL
    regsvr32 /s dhcpqec.DLL
    regsvr32 /s dssenh.DLL
    regsvr32 /s eapqec.DLL
    regsvr32 /s esscli.DLL
    regsvr32 /s FastProx.DLL
    regsvr32 /s FirewallAPI.DLL
    regsvr32 /s kmsvc.DLL
    regsvr32 /s lsmproxy.DLL
    regsvr32 /s MSCTF.DLL
    regsvr32 /s msi.DLL
    regsvr32 /s msxml3.DLL
    regsvr32 /s ncprov.DLL
    regsvr32 /s ole32.DLL
    regsvr32 /s OLEACC.DLL
    regsvr32 /s OLEAUT32.DLL
    regsvr32 /s PROPSYS.DLL
    regsvr32 /s QAgent.DLL
    regsvr32 /s qagentrt.DLL
    regsvr32 /s QUtil.DLL
    regsvr32 /s raschap.DLL
    regsvr32 /s RASQEC.DLL
    regsvr32 /s rastls.DLL
    regsvr32 /s repdrvfs.DLL
    regsvr32 /s RPCRT4.DLL
    regsvr32 /s rsaenh.DLL
    regsvr32 /s SHELL32.DLL
    regsvr32 /s shsvcs.DLL
    regsvr32 /s /i swprv.DLL
    regsvr32 /s tschannel.DLL
    regsvr32 /s USERENV.DLL
    regsvr32 /s vss_ps.DLL
    regsvr32 /s wbemcons.DLL
    regsvr32 /s wbemcore.DLL
    regsvr32 /s wbemess.DLL
    regsvr32 /s wbemsvc.DLL
    regsvr32 /s WINHTTP.DLL
    regsvr32 /s WINTRUST.DLL
    regsvr32 /s wmiprvsd.DLL
    regsvr32 /s wmisvc.DLL
    regsvr32 /s wmiutils.DLL
    regsvr32 /s wuaueng.DLL
    sfc /SCANFILE=%windir%\system32\catsrv.DLL
    sfc /SCANFILE=%windir%\system32\catsrvut.DLL
    sfc /SCANFILE=%windir%\system32\CLBCatQ.DLL
    net start "COM+ Event System
    Susan Bradley, Mar 14, 2010
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  3. CG

    CG Guest

    Thanks for responding.

    I have ran this and it has obviously had an effect as I have managed to
    re-enable Shadow Copies on the C:.

    I have attempted to run a backup again though and again it failed.

    Error in Application log - Event ID 521 - Backup started at '14/03/2010
    23:55:08' failed as Volume Shadow copy operation failed for backup volumes
    with following error code '2155348001'. Please rerun backup once issue is

    Error in Backup specific log - Event ID 9 - Backup started at
    '{d8e30265-0660-4291-8e3d-4c552dff3243}' failed as Volume Shadow copy
    operation failed for backup volumes with following error code '2155348001'..

    Any ideas on what to do next? Although this is a nice high end RAID6 Intel
    server I do worry about not having a backup :)
    CG, Mar 15, 2010
  4. When you list the vss writers what happens now?
    And you did this at the windows system32 directory?
    Is SP2 on this server?
    Is this a box that has virtual machines under it?
    Susan Bradley, Mar 15, 2010
  5. CG

    CG Guest


    Thanks very much for the response. I updated to Windows 2008 x64 Service
    Pack 2 and once rebooted, vssadmin would actually respond and backups are
    flying through again.

    Thanks so much.
    CG, Mar 17, 2010
  6. CG


    Feb 12, 2011
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    I just wanted to post here to let you know that this solution fixed a problem for me also. This topic deserves a MUCH MUCH higher google ranking for SBS 2008 based VSS problems. It didn't fix all our Symantec Backup Exec issues, but it fixed the Windows Server Backup issue that was preventing our interim backup solution from working.
    RedScourge, Feb 12, 2011
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