vssadmin list writers

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Paul Bergson [MVP-DS], Dec 3, 2008.

  1. I am having trouble backing up the system volume on my Exchange 2007 server,
    running geographically dispersed, clustered Windows 2008 services. Turns
    out there is an issue with VSS.

    When I run "vssadmin list writers" I get the following error:
    Writer name: 'Microsoft Exchange Writer'
    Writer Id: {76fe1ac4-15f7-4bcd-987e-8e1acb462fb7}
    Writer Instance Id: {b7f7da28-34e2-4b72-86da-92ae33a69efc}
    State: [8] Failed
    Last error: Inconsistent shadow copy

    The only listing in the event logs is:
    Backup started at '12/3/2008 4:52:13 PM' failed as Volume Shadow copy operation
    failed for backup volumes with following error code '2155348129'. Please
    rerun backup once issue is resolved.


    I am stumped on how to trouble shoot this. ???


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    Paul Bergson
    MVP - Directory Services
    MCTS, MCT, MCSE, MCSA, Security+, BS CSci
    2008, 2003, 2000 (Early Achiever), NT4


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    Paul Bergson [MVP-DS], Dec 3, 2008
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  2. Hello Paul,
    I did a restart of the service (Yuck) and for now at least that cleared it
    up.


    --
    Paul Bergson
    MVP - Directory Services
    MCTS, MCT, MCSE, MCSA, Security+, BS CSci
    2008, 2003, 2000 (Early Achiever), NT4


    http://www.pbbergs.com

    Please no e-mails, any questions should be posted in the NewsGroup This posting
    is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
     
    Paul Bergson [MVP-DS], Dec 3, 2008
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