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This forum supports questions for the default backup utility in Windows Vista, Server 2008 and beyond. For questions on NTBackup or Windows Server 2003/XP, please use the “File services and storage" forum.
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    I have one (Server 2012 R2) guest on Hyper-V in Server 2012 R2 host. System Reserved and C backup completes data transfer and all but Server(Online) fails to complete. 

    "Failed to complete 0KB of 0KB"

    WSB Error: The component Server2012(Online) was skipped during the snapshot and will not be available for recovery. Error: The writer experienced a transient error. If the backup process is retried, the error may not occur.

    Log file: 

    Writer Failures
    Writer Id: {66841CD4-6DED-4F4B-8F17-FD23F8DDC3DE}
    Instance Id: {C1C2F8BB-2ACD-45C8-9B0E-D072A7B58F79}
    Writer Name: Microsoft Hyper-V VSS Writer
    Writer State: 5
    Failure Result: 80042336
    Application Result: 80004005
    Application Message: (null)
       Component: EBABEA20-1601-4521-855E-A286593543D0
       Logical Path: (null)
       Component Result: 800423F3
       Component Message: 
           File Spec: C:\VHDX\Server2012\Virtual Machines\Server2012\Virtual Machines\\EBABEA20-1601-4521-855E-A286593543D0.xml Recursive: 0
           File Spec: C:\VHDX\\C.vhdx Recursive: 0
           File Spec: C:\VHDX\\data.vhdx Recursive: 0
           File Spec: C:\VHDX\C-AutoRecovery.avhdx Recursive: 0
           File Spec: C:\VHDX\Vorhoff2012\Virtual Machines\Server2012\Snapshots\FAE18FA3-3CE5-4E7A-AE13-691603A0B96A.xml Recursive: 0
           File Spec: C:\VHDX\data-AutoRecovery.avhdx Recursive: 0

    Application backup
    Writer Id: {66841CD4-6DED-4F4B-8F17-FD23F8DDC3DE}
       Component: EBABEA20-1601-4521-855E-A286593543D0
       Caption     : Online\Server2012
       Logical Path: 
       Error           : 80780175
       Error Message   : Component was skipped from volume shadow copy.

       Detailed Error  : 800423F3
       Detailed Error Message : The writer experienced a transient error.  If the backup process is retried,
    the error may not reoccur.

    Event Viewer:

    Event 10178

    Source: Hyper-V-VMMS

    The description for Event ID 10178 from source Microsoft-Windows-Hyper-V-VMMS cannot be found. Either the component that raises this event is not installed on your local computer or the installation is corrupted. You can install or repair the component on the local computer.

    If the event originated on another computer, the display information had to be saved with the event.

    The following information was included with the event: 


    The locale specific resource for the desired message is not present

    Event 10172

    Source: Hyper-V-VMMS

    VSS writers inside virtual machine 'Server2012' failed to perform BackupComplete to its shadow copy (VSS snapshot) set: Catastrophic failure (0x8000FFFF). (Virtual machine ID EBEBBA20-1601-4521-856E-A286493543B0)

    Event 16010

    Source: Hyper-V-VMMS

    The operation failed.

    VSSADMIN LIST WRITERS shows all "State: [1] Stable Last error: No error" besides:

    Writer name: 'Microsoft Hyper-V VSS Writer'

       Writer Id: {66841cd4-6ded-4f4b-8f17-fd23f8ddc3de}

       Writer Instance Id: {c1c2f8bb-2acd-45c8-9b0e-d072a7b58f79}

       State: [1] Stable

       Last error: Unexpected error

    After running this script: http://www.nullskull.com/q/10115236/issue-with-windows-server-backup.aspx and turning VMMS service off and on, and then restart, backups appear to (or at least WSB says the Server2012(Online)) have completed BUT the data transferred says 0KB of 0KB! Then, the next backups say "failed" or "completed with warnings".

    The question is: HOW DO I GET WSB TO WORK? 

    Thanks in advance, everyone! I appreciate all replies very much.

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    I'm struggling with a problem that i've yet to find a solution to.  I have a brand new Windows Server 2012 R2 installation.  I've created a scheduled local backup to a local Hard drive, not a network location.  The backup configures and schedules properly, but when the time arrives for it to run, it never runs.  If I check the Scheduled tasks, I see the backup task changes from ready to queued.  The backup job shows as not running, not failed, not anything.  Wbadmin just shows next backup as being tomorrow, with no successful backup and no failed backup.  Each day is the same thing.  If I run the backup manually, it will run successfully every time.  I have tried to search for similar problems and found a few similar threads, but none of the suggested solutions have done anything.  Does anyone have any ideas as to what could be causing this?

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    I want to take backup but my device is shutting down again and again. 

    Also, Can I host and move my website to microsoft's cloud service? 

    My blog website is vashishthakapoor.com. I will move other sites to microsoft only because this service is very fast

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  • 12/12/19--00:15: windows server security
  • is configuring outlook mail above server correct

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    im using Server 2012 R2 .....due to some reason i restored WINDOWS folder using server backup & Restore utility..after restoring the folder when i restart window and give credentials and then should windows desktops shows but Black screen shown....so now what should i do.. how to fix....i am student and its my first post in this portal ...

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    I am backing up about 260GB of data to a 1TB disk. 

    For 2 weeks Backup has been reporting a error " there is not enough space" at the end of the backup proces.

    This 1TB disk is completly empty. I also tried to send a backup over the network to QNAP but there is the some error.


    Robert Stuczynski (Noise) - VirtualStudy.pl: http://VirtualStudy.pro

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    Can someone confirm that it is reasonable to expect that when I use a 3rd party backup solution that I should be able to recover;

    1. File & Folder permissions, either to original or alternate location? (To a system that is a member of the domain where the permissions are from)
    2. File & Folder metadata, eg create date and modified dates.

    I have tested with the built-in Windows backup and this is working and I do know from a few years ago my previous backup solution would as well.

    Am I wrong to expect in this example, say you are retiring an old file server and want ot migrate all exist data to a new file server. You should be able to backup/restore an exact copy of that data along with all custom permissions and file time stamps to a new server?

    Another example would be in a disaster recovery, where you have to restore all your data to a new file server.

    Your comments and clarifications are appreciated.

    Stunpals - Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties.

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    I have a server with a 1TB SSD as the OS disk and a 1TB HDD as a data drive. I am using WBAdmin to backup the two drives to an external USB 4TB HDD. The command I am using is WBAdmin Start Backup -BackupTarget:F: -AllCritical -SystemState -Include:D: -Quiet and to restore to a new set of disks I am using the install disk and restore from an image.

    My issus is that when I do a restore to a new set of disks the D: drive is restored to the SSD and the C: drive is restored to the HDD which is opposite of what I want and had from the backup. What determines which drive is restored to which? They are in an Intel 2600WT chassis and each drive is on a separate SATA controller. I put the new drives into the same slots the backed up drives were in.

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    I'm trying to solve a backup problem which started with Veritas Backup Exec failing to back up directories on a remote server. The BE error simply said that the directories could not be found yet I could browse to them in BE and Windows Explorer.

    I then tried a full VSS backup in Windows Server Backup on the target server (2008 R2) and this also failed but there was no error in the WSB console, just the failed status. Looking in the Event Viewer I found two entries for the backup:

    [ Name] VSS
    [ Qualifiers] 0
    [ SystemTime] 2019-12-23T10:29:32.000000000Z
    0x800706ba, The RPC server is unavailable.
    Operation: BackupComplete Event Executing Asynchronous Operation Context: Current State: BackupComplete

    Binary data:

    In Words

    0000: 6F43202D 203A6564 43455542 434C4D58
    0008: 30303030 30343935 6143202D 203A6C6C
    0010: 43455542 434C4D58 30303030 39333835
    0018: 4950202D 20203A44 30303030 34363739
    0020: 4954202D 20203A44 31303030 34343230
    0028: 4D43202D 20203A44 5C3A4322 646E6957
    0030: 5C73776F 74737973 32336D65 6562775C
    0038: 6E69676E 78652E65 20202265 20202020
    0040: 7355202D 203A7265 656D614E 544E203A
    0048: 54554120 49524F48 535C5954 45545359
    0050: 53202C4D 533A4449 352D312D 2038312D

    In Bytes

    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 35 39 34 30 00005940
    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 35 38 33 39 00005839
    0030: 2D 20 50 49 44 3A 20 20 - PID:
    0038: 30 30 30 30 39 37 36 34 00009764
    0040: 2D 20 54 49 44 3A 20 20 - TID:
    0048: 30 30 30 31 30 32 34 34 00010244
    0050: 2D 20 43 4D 44 3A 20 20 - CMD:
    0058: 22 43 3A 5C 57 69 6E 64 "C:\Wind
    0060: 6F 77 73 5C 73 79 73 74 ows\syst
    0068: 65 6D 33 32 5C 77 62 65 em32\wbe
    0070: 6E 67 69 6E 65 2E 65 78 ngine.ex
    0078: 65 22 20 20 20 20 20 20 e"
    0080: 2D 20 55 73 65 72 3A 20 - User:
    0088: 4E 61 6D 65 3A 20 4E 54 Name: NT
    0090: 20 41 55 54 48 4F 52 49 AUTHORI
    0098: 54 59 5C 53 59 53 54 45 TY\SYSTE
    00a0: 4D 2C 20 53 49 44 3A 53 M, SID:S
    00a8: 2D 31 2D 35 2D 31 38 20 -1-5-18

    [ Name] Microsoft-Windows-Backup
    [ Guid] {1DB28F2E-8F80-4027-8C5A-A11F7F10F62D}
    [ SystemTime] 2019-12-23T10:29:37.528986500Z
    [ ProcessID] 9764
    [ ThreadID] 7852
    [ UserID] S-1-5-18

    I've checked a load of services:

    DCOM, VSS, RPC, RPC Endpoint Mapper, Virtual Disk...

    These are all running with only the VSS one set to Manual, the rest are all Automatic.

    Checking over the VSS Writers, all are Stable with No Error.

    Windows firewall is disabled and so is the ESET AV one. I've also tried this with the AV disabled - same problems.

    Looking through the registry keys for the services and all seems to be as it should.

    I seem to have hit a wall with this, every forum and question I've read so far lists a load of things to check which I've done and all seems okay, the only other "solution" suggested is to reinstall the OS which is not an option here.

    Any help at all would be greatly appreciated.

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    Hi IT experts,

    after successfully configure the GPO for folder redirection for Desktop, My Documents & Download only, since then all the users complaining that windows search option doesn't show the recent opened or available MS office documents.  

    Can you pls. suggest how to overcome this problem.

    Thanks in advance


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    Can anyone recommend Data Backup Software that has the ability to enter a date, and will allow you to browse a directory structure for that date, and allow you to view/recover files which existed at that date?


    Can Windows Backup do this?

    By this I mean…

    the Data Backup Software makes periodic (or real time) backups of all your files and folders within My Documents… to an external hard drive.


    And let’s say that you want to recover a file which was deleted at some stage… or even a version of a file that was deleted.


    That one can enter any date (in the past since the backup software was running), and search back for the file version that existed on that date… ideally by being able to view a directory structure for that date showing all the files that existed back then.  And recover any file on an individual rather than having to recover a large zipped file of some date.

    Ideally so that one could enter the date without specifying what file one is looking for... and just browse the directory structure and files that existed at that date. 

    For many of the Data Backup Software application, I often see good descriptions about all the setting one can use to run the backups… but very little description on how to go about searching for deleted files and how to recover a file that one is searching for.


    Any suggestions?


    Thanks in Advance.


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    Error received when attempting to run system state backup with WBAdmin utility:  Error in backup of C:\windows\\systemroot\ during enumerate:  Error [0x8007007b] The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.

    Windows Server 2016 Standard running on VMware ESXi 6.5.0 build-8935087 (VMKernel Release 6.5.0) which runs on a Dell PowerEdge R740.  I have tried using the VMware PowerCLI to set the vsock registry image path, but it is already selected correctly it reports.  Please assist!

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    لدينا مشكلة في الكمبيوتر الخاص بالشركة تم عمل نسخه جديده من ميكروسوفت ويندوز 10 وتم حذف ملفات هامه نريد حل لإرجاع الملفات مره اخري 

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    I am using robocopy to replicate various data on multiple local storage devices to my home Synology DS218+ NAS. I noticed that throughput for large (multi GB) files was significantly slower than what is achieved through Windows explorer. With Explorer, reads and writes of large files would usually be around 113MB/s (~900Mbps) for the duration of the transfer. With robocopy, based on what I could see from Windows performance monitor, and verified with the NAS management console, reads and writes of large files (multi GB) would usually be around 40MB to 50MB/s (~300-400Mbps). The /mt option had no impact, as expected (since it would generally translate to improved performance with multiple smaller transfers) on throughput. Neither did the /j (unbuffered I/O) switch affect throughput. As the scripts and task schedule I had put in place were working well, I was about ready to give up on the performance discrepancy and say "Ah, it works. Good enough." but I just had to figure it out. After multiple trial-and-error runs, it turns out it's the /B switch. If I simple remove /B (which has the added benefit of not needing to be run with administrator privileges) performance is unleashed back to the full 900Mbps+ and even a little faster than Explorer. Any ideas why backup mode would negatively impact performance on large file transfers so much? Just for the additional info, this is effectively the cmd line I'm using, though not exactly because I am use job (rcj) files to keep things more tidy:

    robocopy "E:\" "\\NAS\backup\E-Drive" /MIR /A-:SH /FFT /SL /XJD /R:1 /W:3 /LOG+:output.log /NDL /TEE /NP

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    We're a small non profit and have an HP Proliant ML350 Gen9 that is running Windows 2016 Server and hosting two VMs also running Win 2016 Server.  For approximately 6 months Windows Server Backup was running a scheduled full backup every morning with no issues.  Following a Windows update the backups started to crash the host with a DPC Watchdog BSOD.  Initially I swapped out one of the two USB Drives I was using for the backup.  Success for a week or so and then the same problem returned. It would crash during the backup (and the backup would fail).  If I swap out drives (or apply updates) it then sometimes works again for a while but then usually starts the crashes again.

    I then replaced both USB Drives which again solved the problem temporarily but then it returned.  In analyzing the Dump files as best I am able there does not appear to be any one driver or file that is causing the problem.  It appears to timeout at different times and crash with the dump files indicating different offending modules.  This is an example of two:

    Crashed: PROCESS_NAME:  System
    MODULE_NAME: vmswitch
    IMAGE_NAME:  vmswitch.sys

    13th Crash:
    Crashed: PROCESS_NAME:  svchost.exe
    IMAGE_NAME:  ntkrnlmp.exe   

    HP insists that it is not a hardware issue with the controller.  I believe I have gone through and updated all relevant drivers.

    Recently I adjusted the backup to only include our data files and excluded the Hyper V machines as well as system State and Bare metal.  This backup completed.  

    Any suggestions or ideas as to what I could try next?  Is there more information that would help in diagnosing the problem?


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    This is weirdly trickier than it seems, or should be.

    What I mean by this is:

    We enable default Shadow Copy backup settings on server volumes, letting it run at the default 7am and 12pm.  Other backups on the servers are running, of course, but this is a first level convenience for when people accidentally delete a file/folder, and useful against a share getting crypto'd.

    But occasionally I have seen it where the Shadow Copy volume setup just stops, for no apparent reason.  Over the years I've been checking in manually to confirm it's running and I can see twice-daily backups, but it would be much better to automate this in some way.

    Unfortunately it doesn't look like Event IDs are anything to go with.  System logs mentioning the VSS service (7036) happen all the time.  And while I found a number of good Event IDs in the Application logs (between 2001 and 2006) showing starting and successful completion of Shadow copy instances, these trigger for things like Windows Server Backup, and don't trigger for the 7am/12pm automatic Shadow Copy saves.

    I assume there is a way to make this happen with complex scripting, but that's outside my wheelhouse, and through searches I haven't been able to find exactly what I'm looking for.  Optimally something that can run as a scheduled task, check and log what "previous versions" exist, and send an email if it doesn't see any that should exist within the past 24-48 hours.

    Does anyone have any ideas?  Or know of a software tool that does explicitly monitor and inform about this?

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    I have been doing a full system backup on a SBS 2011 using the Windows 2008R2 backup and the backups show complete. Today I went to look for a file in a redirected folder and the restore is blank. Apparently due to permissions. My questions are:

    1. Why does Windows backup Show completed and give a false sense of security if it's skipping the redirected folders instead of displaying a directory not accessible error?

    2. Does Backup run under LocalSystem, Administrator, the user that created the backup? Who do I have to grant access to user's desktop and Documents so that backup will back them up?

    3. If the backups run under SYSTEM and the files have been backed up, how do I recover a file from a user's desktop folder?

    Miguel Fra | Falcon IT Services, Miami, FL
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  • 01/17/20--14:58: Moving backups
  • I would like to move a Windows Server Backup files from an iSCSI drive, to a shared folder. Is it possible? I would like to have all of my servers backuped to one drive (for easier management and further replication of that driive).

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  • 01/19/20--19:02: Fail Start
  • Greetings,

    After installing the latest 10 updates for windows 2008 Server R2, Windows only enters recovery mode, but has no restore image.

    Any quick and urgent tips?


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    We have been trying to find out why a VMware quiesced snapshot generates event ID's 50, 137 and 150 on all windows 2008 R2 and 2012 R2 servers. The KB below from VMware shows this as an issue but offers no solution and said it is a Microsoft issue. Also the links for solutions from Microsoft are old and outdated.


    I need to find a fix to allow quiesced backup jobs to run on my VM's

    Thank you


    Chris A. DeFortuna Systems Solution, Inc