Exchange 2010 Backup issues due Shadow Copy error “Last error: Retryable error”

Monday, April 16, 2012

Customers that using a Backup/Snap/Cloning/Replication (from common hardware vendors) may report on failed jobs during Backup/Snap/Cloning/Replication operation/s. Using “vssadmin list writers” command, that following error message may appear: To resolve this issue, please consider the following steps: 1. Reboot the server. 2. Reconfigure the Backup/Snap/Cloning/Replication jobs to not run in the same time. 3. Free 4-6 GB from the “C”/System Drive drive of the Exchange server. 4. Upgrade to the latest version of the Backup/Snap/Cloning/Replication software. 5. Contact your Backup/Snap/Cloning/Replication vendor/provider for further information.
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How to delete VSS provider‏

Friday, May 20, 2011

a.     Log to the server with local admin account. b.     Backup the "System State" of the server. c.     Run the command: "vssadmin list providers" d.     From step "C", obtain the GUID ID of the VSS provider that need to be delete. ·         Note: Do not delete the key - HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\VSS\Providers\{b5946137-7b9f-4925-af80-51abd60b20d5}  - that is used by Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy service. e.     Backup the registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\VSS\Providers\<GUID> f.      Delete the registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\VSS\Providers\<GUID> g.     Reboot the server (recommanded) or use the following commands to restart the Shadow Copy service: "C:\>net stop vss & net start vss" and verify that the Shadow Copy services was started successfully.The Volume Shadow Copy service is stopping.The...
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