Server backup error: "MSDEWriter" has reported an error 0x800423f0

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by J, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. J

    J Guest

    Sunday Morn

    Attempting to backup the system state for Server 2003 with SP2.

    Placing the file on a drive with 6 gig space.

    This error is generated:

    "MSDEWriter" has reported an error 0x800423f0

    I have very limited experience with server thangs.

    The computer is used only as a file server.

    Guidence please.

    J, Nov 16, 2008
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  2. Meinolf Weber, Nov 16, 2008
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  3. J

    J Guest

    Tuesday Eve

    Thank you for your reply.

    This is the workaround procedure described:

    1) Isolate all the relevant volumes on the machine that might contain active
    SQL databases and/or logs.
    2) On each of these additional volumes (which are not related with the
    system state) create one empty file.
    3) In NTBackup, along with the system state, include these empty files
    created above. (but not the large database files). This will include that
    all these volumes will be part of the shadow copy set, and therefore the
    MSDE Writer should not fail anymore with 0x800423f0.

    I have 2 disks, C:, D:. D is used for backups only. A Great Plains database
    is on the C: disk. SQL creates a set of backup files on the D: disk nightly.

    What does it mean to "isolate all the relevant volumes" given this system's

    This worked fine just before I installed SP2.

    I know little. But I can follow reasonably explicit instructions.

    Any thoughts?

    J, Nov 18, 2008
  4. Hello J,

    The "isolate" means to find all volumes where a SQL database part will be.
    Then you can follow the instructions to create the file and exclude the database

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
    Meinolf Weber, Nov 19, 2008
  5. J

    J Guest

    Thank you.

    J, Nov 22, 2008
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