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lamberms
June 24th, 2009, 10:24 AM
I just bought Amanda Enterprise 3 and am trying to backup a Windows 2008 server. The C drive backs up flawlessly. As soon as I try to backup the E drive however, the ZWC Service dies as well as the Volume Shadow Copy service. Looking in the event log I get the following error:

Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error calling routine IVssBackupComponents::SetContextInternal. hr = 0x80042301.

Operation:
Add a Volume to a Shadow Copy Set

Context:
Execution Context: Requestor

Any idea what might be causing this?
Thanks,
Mike

paddy
June 24th, 2009, 10:42 AM
I just bought Amanda Enterprise 3 and am trying to backup a Windows 2008 server. The C drive backs up flawlessly. As soon as I try to backup the E drive however, the ZWC Service dies as well as the Volume Shadow Copy service. Looking in the event log I get the following error:

Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error calling routine IVssBackupComponents::SetContextInternal. hr = 0x80042301.


0x80042301 implies VSS or VSS writers are in error. Can you please run
vssadmin list writers in the command shell and provide the output?

Paddy