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  • VSS Writer error 12302 in Win 2k3 x64

    Hi All,

    I'm having problem in the VSS Writer,

    when i execute the command "vssadmin list writers" it shows nothing and generate three times of the following attached error message:

    Code:
    Event Type:	Error
    Event Source:	VSS
    Event Category:	None
    Event ID:	12302
    Date:		23/09/2009
    Time:		9:07:14 PM
    User:		N/A
    Computer:	WIN2003X64_VCBP
    Description:
    Volume Shadow Copy Service error: An internal inconsistency was detected in trying to contact shadow copy service writers.  Please check to see that the Event Service and Volume Shadow Copy Service are operating properly.
    
    For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
    Data:
    0000: 2d 20 43 6f 64 65 3a 20   - Code: 
    0008: 42 55 45 43 58 4d 4c 43   BUECXMLC
    0010: 30 30 30 30 37 32 39 32   00007292
    0018: 2d 20 43 61 6c 6c 3a 20   - Call: 
    0020: 42 55 45 43 58 4d 4c 43   BUECXMLC
    0028: 30 30 30 30 37 32 31 39   00007219
    0030: 2d 20 50 49 44 3a 20 20   - PID:  
    0038: 30 30 30 30 31 38 36 34   00001864
    0040: 2d 20 54 49 44 3a 20 20   - TID:  
    0048: 30 30 30 30 34 30 30 38   00004008
    0050: 2d 20 43 4d 44 3a 20 20   - CMD:  
    0058: 76 73 73 61 64 6d 69 6e   vssadmin
    0060: 20 6c 69 73 74 20 77 72    list wr
    0068: 69 74 65 72 73 20 20 20   iters   
    0070: 2d 20 55 73 65 72 3a 20   - User: 
    0078: 57 49 4e 32 30 30 33 58   WIN2003X
    0080: 36 34 5f 56 43 42 50 5c   64_VCBP\
    0088: 41 64 6d 69 6e 69 73 74   Administ
    0090: 72 61 74 6f 72 20 20 20   rator   
    0098: 2d 20 53 69 64 3a 20 20   - Sid:  
    00a0: 53 2d 31 2d 35 2d 32 31   S-1-5-21
    00a8: 2d 32 36 36 31 30 30 31   -2661001
    00b0: 30 38 37 2d 33 36 35 37   087-3657
    00b8: 37 32 31 38 31 32 2d 33   721812-3
    00c0: 32 32 32 33 39 31 34 36   22239146
    00c8: 32 2d 35 30 30 20 20 20   2-500
    This makes the backup of my Windows Server 2003 x64 Std. Edition to failed using VCB v1.5 snapshot.

    Creating snapshot of Virtual Machine

    Cannot create a quiesced snapshot because the create snapshot operation exceeded the time limit for holding off I/O in the frozen virtual machine.


    I've installed the VMWare tools and make sure that the VSS service are all ON
    FYI: this is clean install Windows, nothing in it apart from VMWare tools the latest version from ESXi 4

    Any kinds of help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.

  • #2
    Re: VSS Writer error 12302 in Win 2k3 x64

    http://forums.techarena.in/small-bus...ver/331227.htm
    Have a look at Post #4. While is is for SBS, we are still talking about Server 2003 and fixing the VSSWriter.
    Alternatively, http://www.google.com/search?q=VSS+W...x=&startPage=1 and have a look through there. I have noticed there are other posts with this problem and have VMWare tools ESXi 4 installed.
    1 1 was a racehorse.
    2 2 was 1 2.
    1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
    2 2 1 1 2

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    • #3
      Re: VSS Writer error 12302 in Win 2k3 x64

      To All,


      After fiddling around with new clean install VM of the same OS. Now the following tricks working without uninstalling the VMWare tools support for VSS.

      The reason why I'm doing this again is that I feel uncomfortable in removing the VSS snapshot provider support in VMWare tools:

      1. Backup the following regkey: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\EventSystem\
      2. Erase the regkey HKLM\Software\Microsoft\EventSystem\{26c409cc-ae86-11d1-b616-00805fc79216} an below
      3. Reboot.
      4. Verify that things are working by running

      vssadmin list writers
      vssadmin list providers.


      and then in the services.msc list of services snap ins, make sure the following services are Started Automatically:

      1. COM+ System Application
      2. Distributed Transaction Coordinator
      3. Volume Shadow Copy
      4. VMware Physical Disk Helper Service


      Automatically but not started:

      1. Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider
      2. VMware Snapshot Provider


      now the backup is all working great

      This is the solution that i tried around myself without uninstalling the VSS Provider support in VMWare tools.

      See th following KB URL:
      Code:
      http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=1009073&sliceId=1&docTypeID=DT_KB_1_1&dialogID=38752513&stateId=0%200%2038754922
      Hope this can be a blessing for all of you.

      Kind Regards,
      Albert.

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