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    Hello all, I've one Dell server, that run win 2003 R2 x64 bit with MS Share Point Server 2007. It also running MS SQL 2005 & also use as a file server. Today morning I found that normal backup that is scheduled at last night was missed & I saw some error at event log. So I tried to backup normally & I discovered that I can't backup for a simple txt file, returned with error like as below

    Backup Status
    Operation: Backup
    Active backup destination: File

    Volume shadow copy creation: Attempt 1.
    Timeout before function completed

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

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

    ----------------------

    The operation did not successfully complete.


    My backup job is created to external USB Drive.
    I checked VSS service is at Manual & Stop state. Do I need to set at Automatic & Start ??
    When I run "VSSadmin" at cmd, I run normally & can print out " Vssadmin list writers" .
    What should I do for next step??
    Do I need to reregistered ole32.dll method, that I found on this forum ..
    Please advice me .. I need your help & appriciated...
    Thnak You ...

  • #2
    Re: Help!! ntback fail error

    You could try this.....
    This issue occurs because the VSS system files are not registered.

    To resolve this issue, follow these steps:
    1. Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK.
    2. Type the following commands at a command prompt. Press ENTER after you type each command.
      • cd /d %windir%\system32
      • Net stop vss
      • Net stop swprv
      • regsvr32 ole32.dll
      • regsvr32 oleaut32.dll
      • regsvr32 vss_ps.dll
      • vssvc /register
      • regsvr32 /i swprv.dll
      • regsvr32 /i eventcls.dll
      • regsvr32 es.dll
      • regsvr32 stdprov.dll
      • regsvr32 vssui.dll
      • regsvr32 msxml.dll
      • regsvr32 msxml3.dll
      • regsvr32 msxml4.dll
      Note The last command may not run successfully.
    MCP 2003, XP, MCP Exchange 2003, Sonicwall CSSA, ITIL V3

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    • #3
      Re: Help!! ntback fail error

      Fergie,

      Can you post in the link where you get the info from as well.
      I.e. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940032

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      • #4
        Re: Help!! ntback fail error

        Sure thing, no Problem....
        MCP 2003, XP, MCP Exchange 2003, Sonicwall CSSA, ITIL V3

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        • #5
          Re: Help!! ntback fail error

          OK buddies, I'll try this & will tell you result ... I also found some event log while this backup processing time ....

          1. Event 7036 -- Removable Storage entered the running state
          2. Event 7035 -- The Volume Shadow Copy Service was succesfully sent a start
          control.
          3. Event 7036 -- The Volume Shadow Copy Service entered the running state
          4. Event 7035 -- The Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider service was
          successfully sent a start control
          5. Event 7036 -- The Microsoft Software Shodeow Copy Provider service
          entered the running state
          6. Event id 98--RSM was stopped
          7. Event 7036 -- The Removable Storage service entered the stopped state
          8. Event 7036 -- The Volume Shodow Copy service entered the stopped state
          9. Event 7036 -- The Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider entered the
          stopped state

          and backup made only 2KB file in External Drive ...
          Last edited by happyhacker81; 1st July 2009, 03:37.

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          • #6
            Re: Help!! ntback fail error

            hello fergie, I just run commands that u mention above, all are ok except 3 commands:
            1. Net stop swprv (error: this is not recognized command)
            2. regsvr32 msxml.dll
            3. regsvr32 msxml4.dll
            Both show error of " Loadlibrary (msxml.dll). the specified module could not found

            After that I do " net start vss " again & try to test backup but still failed with same error. Do I need to restart system ???

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            • #7
              Re: Help!! ntback fail error

              Yes, I suspect a restart will be required.

              I have seen lots of VSS Shadow Copy errors, more so when using Veritas BE, there is a lenghty fix we can go through, or restart the server.

              Our servers are are not used 24/7, so we have the luxury of being able to restart daily if required. Guess which one is preferred.

              If you type the command

              "vssadmin list writers" are any in an error state?

              Regards
              MCP 2003, XP, MCP Exchange 2003, Sonicwall CSSA, ITIL V3

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              • #8
                Re: Help!! ntback fail error

                Any joy with this yet?

                There are other elements we can start looking at if it hasn't worked....
                MCP 2003, XP, MCP Exchange 2003, Sonicwall CSSA, ITIL V3

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