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  • NTbackup problem in win2k3

    Whenever I try to create a system state backup, NTbackup completely fails to do so. Almost as soon as the NTbackup GUI pops up, it disappears and creates a 2kb bkf file.

    Now, long story short, this erroneous behavior directly coincides with my creation of "exposed" or mounted VSS snapshots for the drive of C. I use vshadow mount a VSS snapshot of C to a specified folder, so that my backup script is able to pull PST files and other possibly locked files. When I unmount the snapshot, however, NTbackup works just fine.

    Does anyone have any ideas?

    vshadow snapshot info:
    * SNAPSHOT ID = {5402273a-aeba-4695-9386-8716856cea1f} ...
    - Shadow copy Set: {0f0cf391-a618-432d-8d96-a43b8e2373af}
    - Original count of shadow copies = 1
    - Original Volume name: \\?\Volume{8d1e3831-5875-11dd-b0d5-806e6f6e6963}\ [C:\]
    - Creation Time: 9/11/2008 2:31:03 PM
    - Shadow copy device name: \\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy38
    - Originating machine: powserver.powinternal.local
    - Service machine: powserver.powinternal.local
    - Exposed locally as: C:\backup\shadow\C\
    - Provider id: {b5946137-7b9f-4925-af80-51abd60b20d5}
    - Attributes: No_Auto_Release Persistent No_Writers Differential
    Event log:
    Date: 9/12/2008
    Time: 12:00:13AM
    Type: Error
    User: N/A
    Computer: ASDF
    Source: NTBackup
    Category: None
    Event ID: 8019

    End Operation: Warnings or errors were encountered.
    Consult the backup report for more details.

    For more information, see Help and Support Center at
    The log file:
    Backup Status
    Operation: Backup
    Active backup destination: File
    Media name: "systemstate.bkf created 9/12/2008 at 7:38 AM"

    Volume shadow copy creation: Attempt 1.

    Error returned while creating the volume shadow copy:0x8004230c.

    Error returned while creating the volume shadow copy:8004230c
    Aborting Backup.


    The operation did not successfully complete.

    The command-line I run for ntbackup is:
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntbackup.exe backup "@C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator.ASDF\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows NT\NTBackup\data\system_state.bks" /n "systemstate.bkf created 9/10/2008 at 1:06 PM" /d "Systemstate Backup" /v:no /r:no /rs:no /hcff /m normal /j "SystemState" /l:s /f "C:\backup\nightly\systemstate\systemstate.bkf "
    The contents of system_state.bks:
    Last edited by relinquish; 12th September 2008, 13:07.

  • #2
    Re: NTbackup problem in win2k3

    Have a look at this possible solution.
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    • #3
      Re: NTbackup problem in win2k3

      CD \Windows\System32
      Net stop vss
      Net stop swprv
      regsvr32 ole32.dll
      regsvr32 vss_ps.dll
      Vssvc /Register
      regsvr32 /i swprv.dll
      regsvr32 /i eventcls.dll
      regsvr32 es.dll r
      egsvr32 stdprov.dll
      regsvr32 vssui.dll
      regsvr32 msxml.dll
      regsvr32 msxml3.dll
      regsvr32 msxml4.dll

      Reboot your server. After reboot, open a command prompt and run: vssadmin list writers
      Look for any errors.
      I have already tried the above (your link), as well as 3 other hotfixes linked to on experts-exchange so far. No luck yet.


      • #4
        Re: NTbackup problem in win2k3

        Is the Volume Shadow Copy service running?
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        • #5
          Re: NTbackup problem in win2k3

          Is the Volume Shadow Copy service running?
          It wasn't when you first asked. However, starting it made no difference.