VSSADMIN show Writer status Waiting for completion

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Kashif, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. Kashif

    Kashif Guest

    I am having Problem with VSS , When I run VSSADMIN List writers to check the
    Status it is intermitently showing Waiting for completion, which causes my
    Backup through Symantec Backup Exec Failed. What do I need to make sure it is
    always in Status: STABLE???? This is my Domain server Windows 2003 R2.

    I talked to MS rep Byron on chat this morning (EST) but he was not able to
    point me to any direction. I'm still waiting for his response via email.


    I will appreciate, if someone can help me !!!!
     
    Kashif, Oct 10, 2008
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  2. Kashif

    Masterplan Guest

    Hi Kashif,

    What writer is showing you the status "waiting for completion"?
     
    Masterplan, Oct 10, 2008
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  3. Kashif

    Kashif Guest

    C:\>VSSADMIN list writers
    vssadmin 1.1 - Volume Shadow Copy Service administrative command-line too
    (C) Copyright 2001 Microsoft Corp.

    Writer name: 'System Writer'
    Writer Id: {e8132975-6f93-4464-a53e-1050253ae220}
    Writer Instance Id: {e2bddfb8-5b31-4b3d-b6f3-54a8394f4524}
    State: [5] Waiting for completion
    Last error: No error

    Writer name: 'SqlServerWriter'
    Writer Id: {a65faa63-5ea8-4ebc-9dbd-a0c4db26912a}
    Writer Instance Id: {63d7586b-93bb-4f08-bac2-dd66eea023df}
    State: [1] Stable
    Last error: No error

    Writer name: 'MSDEWriter'
    Writer Id: {f8544ac1-0611-4fa5-b04b-f7ee00b03277}
    Writer Instance Id: {4578e1a1-004b-43e5-9ea7-b0cadf041b8f}
    State: [1] Stable
    Last error: No error

    Writer name: 'NTDS'
    Writer Id: {b2014c9e-8711-4c5c-a5a9-3cf384484757}
    Writer Instance Id: {44fc6016-c7b9-4acb-a17f-a4a49aadaa20}
    State: [5] Waiting for completion
    Last error: No error

    Writer name: 'Registry Writer'
    Writer Id: {afbab4a2-367d-4d15-a586-71dbb18f8485}
    Writer Instance Id: {3f6613ca-6fed-47b1-8f3c-459140b0682d}
    State: [1] Stable
    Last error: No error

    Writer name: 'COM+ REGDB Writer'
    Writer Id: {542da469-d3e1-473c-9f4f-7847f01fc64f}
    Writer Instance Id: {d1cec269-7f56-4abf-926f-c678058a88ba}
    State: [1] Stable
    Last error: No error

    Writer name: 'IIS Metabase Writer'
    Writer Id: {59b1f0cf-90ef-465f-9609-6ca8b2938366}
    Writer Instance Id: {f2359248-8295-465b-864e-a1ab0a5f80be}
    State: [5] Waiting for completion
    Last error: No error

    Writer name: 'Event Log Writer'
    Writer Id: {eee8c692-67ed-4250-8d86-390603070d00}
    Writer Instance Id: {d6fe1f90-9ee3-4d4d-b994-d7b5b51ba7e0}
    State: [1] Stable
    Last error: No error

    Writer name: 'Dhcp Jet Writer'
    Writer Id: {be9ac81e-3619-421f-920f-4c6fea9e93ad}
    Writer Instance Id: {216bbedb-ddab-4b9d-8a45-28307165ba9f}
    State: [1] Stable
    Last error: No error

    Writer name: 'WMI Writer'
    Writer Id: {a6ad56c2-b509-4e6c-bb19-49d8f43532f0}
    Writer Instance Id: {9e12032c-7afa-43e8-b5cb-11d282c61c6e}
    State: [5] Waiting for completion
    Last error: No error

    Writer name: 'FRS Writer'
    Writer Id: {d76f5a28-3092-4589-ba48-2958fb88ce29}
    Writer Instance Id: {72621eed-89a1-44a7-bf3d-8ec5b0d230e2}
    State: [5] Waiting for completion
    Last error: No error

    Writer name: 'Certificate Authority'
    Writer Id: {6f5b15b5-da24-4d88-b737-63063e3a1f86}
    Writer Instance Id: {94322f9a-b694-45f1-9a61-b3cbc4be17dc}
    State: [5] Waiting for completion
    Last error: No error

    Writer name: 'WINS Jet Writer'
    Writer Id: {f08c1483-8407-4a26-8c26-6c267a629741}
    Writer Instance Id: {66eb0427-246c-4000-a485-174a4a38d7d7}
    State: [5] Waiting for completion
    Last error: No error
     
    Kashif, Oct 10, 2008
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  4. Kashif

    Masterplan Guest

    Hi Kashif,

    It seems that components of the system state are waiting for completion. See
    this update package for Windows 2003
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/833167/en-us and these discussions on
    symantec forum:
    https://forums.symantec.com/syment/board/message?board.id=115&message.id=16006
    In this forum the writers you're having problems are also in state waiting
    for completion (except the exchange writer).

    --
    Have a nice day!

    http://winmasterplan.blogspot.com


     
    Masterplan, Oct 13, 2008
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