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    Microsoft Exchange Writers keep on failing, with Time out problem everytimes the backup (using Backup Exec) start.

    Please help as i am running out of options.

    Thanks
    Kwok
    Last edited by tymattcs; 28th October 2011, 02:09.

  • #2
    Re: Backup exec fail with VSS Exchange Writer fails

    Have you checked the VSS writer status and/or rebooted the Exchange server?

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    • #3
      Re: Backup exec fail with VSS Exchange Writer fails

      Have you Downloaded the hotfixes for VSS, if not, do so.

      Otherwise, have you re-reg'ed your VSS DLL's?

      Net stop vss
      Net stop swprv

      regsvr32 ole32.dll /i
      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

      Net start vss
      Net start swprv
      Hope that helps.

      Wofen
      Good to be back....

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      • #4
        Re: Backup exec fail with VSS Exchange Writer fails

        Which version of Exchange, and which version of BackupExec please?
        (And which version and SP of 2008, while we're at it?)
        Tom Jones
        MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
        PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
        IT Trainer / Consultant
        Ossian Ltd
        Scotland

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        • #5
          Re: Backup exec fail with VSS Exchange Writer fails

          @Joe - already try that.

          @Wofen - tried that, but a few of the regrvr32 failed. When do I download hotfix for VSS?

          @ossan - Backup Exec 12.5 SP4 and Exchange 2007 SP2.

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          • #6
            Re: Backup exec fail with VSS Exchange Writer fails

            Noticed this error:

            Both Microsoft Exchange Writer and Shadow Copy Optimization writer have "Failed" as state and Timed out as last error.

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            • #7
              Re: Backup exec fail with VSS Exchange Writer fails

              OK, I've seen the same issue with the same configuration on Server 2008 (not R2).
              Never resolved it -- used Windows Backups while doing a planned migration to Exchange 2010 and Backup Exec 2010R3 on a new (2008R2) server, after which it never re-appeared.
              Tom Jones
              MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
              PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
              IT Trainer / Consultant
              Ossian Ltd
              Scotland

              ** Remember to give credit where credit is due and leave reputation points where appropriate **

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