Windows Thread, Cannot Backup System State in Technical; Hi,
I am having a problem backing up the system state on our domain controller. When I try to run ...
23rd September 2008, 05:53 PM #1
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Cannot Backup System State
I am having a problem backing up the system state on our domain controller. When I try to run it, I get the following written to a log file:
Active backup destination: File
Media name: "GRI Domain Controller.bkf created 23/09/2008 at 16:27"
Volume shadow copy creation: Attempt 1.
"MSDEWriter" has reported an error 0x800423f4. This is part of System State. The backup cannot continue.
Error returned while creating the volume shadow copy:800423f4
The operation did not successfully complete.
As search fo google has bought little joy. I have followed the following article: Error message when you use the Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) to back up SQL Server 2000 database files or SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine (MSDE) database files: "'MSDEWriter' has reported an error 0x800423f4" changed the logon of SQL Service to domain/domain account rather than the local account. Even though when I run the system state backup I have a batch file that stops the service so it shouldn't be a problem.
Has anyone had the same problem, and if so how did you resolve it.
23rd September 2008, 06:50 PM #2
NTBackup does rely on the Volume Shadow Copy Service. I've had this problem a few times in the past and a server reboot did cure the problem.
23rd September 2008, 06:54 PM #3
is the volume shadow copy service running?
24th September 2008, 02:43 PM #4
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No, should it be.
Originally Posted by FN-GM
I did just start it and try to do the backup and I get the same error.
24th September 2008, 03:13 PM #5
I seem to remember months and months ago I had a similar problem and there was a Windows Update which updated a component of the Volume Shadow Copy Service. As I mentioned before, try a reboot at the earliest opportunity you have.
24th September 2008, 04:29 PM #6
Or to get round the problem you can use backupexec to do the system state backup, its alot more reliable than the inbuilt windows one.
24th September 2008, 04:45 PM #7
We use backup exec but its expensive.
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