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    Default Exchange Failure - “validation of disk list entry failed”

    I cannot get the Exchange Server backup to work. I get “validation of disk list entry failed”.

    OS: Windows Server 2003 SBS
    attempting to perform full backup to disk (other backups work, file, system state and SQL)
    compression is *OFF*
    encryption is *OFF*

    Other software in my environment:
    Retrospect (not running while testing the ZCB)
    WSUS 3.1
    ...bunch of other stuff as this *is* a Small Business Server OS...

    All help is appreciated!!!

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    Can you please check exchange VSS writer is enabled?

    Please run the following command and provide the output

    C:\>vssadmin list writers


    Please send us the logs from your system so that we can provide an answer.
    Please follow instructions from [url]http://forums.zmanda.com/showthread.php?t=1603[/url]

    thanks,
    Paddy

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    Default Info you requested

    Here is my vssadmin list writers result:


    C:\WINDOWS\system32>vssadmin list writers
    vssadmin 1.1 - Volume Shadow Copy Service administrative command-line tool
    (C) Copyright 2001 Microsoft Corp.

    Writer name: 'System Writer'
    Writer Id: {e8132975-6f93-4464-a53e-1050253ae220}
    Writer Instance Id: {3fb4237d-49f5-42c6-98d7-9f92dac8d198}
    State: [1] Stable
    Last error: No error

    Writer name: 'SqlServerWriter'
    Writer Id: {a65faa63-5ea8-4ebc-9dbd-a0c4db26912a}
    Writer Instance Id: {955f86aa-ae58-4086-a629-135c73045d3a}
    State: [1] Stable
    Last error: No error

    Writer name: 'MSDEWriter'
    Writer Id: {f8544ac1-0611-4fa5-b04b-f7ee00b03277}
    Writer Instance Id: {c311063d-ddcf-4e61-adc9-cbe15a4269d7}
    State: [1] Stable
    Last error: No error

    Writer name: 'FRS Writer'
    Writer Id: {d76f5a28-3092-4589-ba48-2958fb88ce29}
    Writer Instance Id: {07bc08dd-5237-49b1-afaa-6a1e86b6c23c}
    State: [1] Stable
    Last error: No error

    Writer name: 'NTDS'
    Writer Id: {b2014c9e-8711-4c5c-a5a9-3cf384484757}
    Writer Instance Id: {0702b470-659d-4db6-a375-39b0807f8a11}
    State: [1] Stable
    Last error: No error

    Writer name: 'IIS Metabase Writer'
    Writer Id: {59b1f0cf-90ef-465f-9609-6ca8b2938366}
    Writer Instance Id: {dd3e9407-1428-44f9-8975-42257e772de5}
    State: [1] Stable
    Last error: No error

    Writer name: 'WINS Jet Writer'
    Writer Id: {f08c1483-8407-4a26-8c26-6c267a629741}
    Writer Instance Id: {97f7f4eb-7b52-4dc8-a040-adc74dfdc31f}
    State: [1] Stable
    Last error: No error

    Writer name: 'Dhcp Jet Writer'
    Writer Id: {be9ac81e-3619-421f-920f-4c6fea9e93ad}
    Writer Instance Id: {ec5424e3-bb52-451f-98f5-eb8affcd1a8d}
    State: [1] Stable
    Last error: No error

    Writer name: 'TermServLicensing'
    Writer Id: {5382579c-98df-47a7-ac6c-98a6d7106e09}
    Writer Instance Id: {b68ee096-3e12-4ef0-aa06-ed5ebffa1cab}
    State: [1] Stable
    Last error: No error

    Writer name: 'Registry Writer'
    Writer Id: {afbab4a2-367d-4d15-a586-71dbb18f8485}
    Writer Instance Id: {87a0ef6d-a89f-45c4-be69-91d6f620f3c7}
    State: [1] Stable
    Last error: No error

    Writer name: 'WMI Writer'
    Writer Id: {a6ad56c2-b509-4e6c-bb19-49d8f43532f0}
    Writer Instance Id: {3ba4b373-7f4e-43ab-95a5-8ab2a0291d4c}
    State: [1] Stable
    Last error: No error

    Writer name: 'Event Log Writer'
    Writer Id: {eee8c692-67ed-4250-8d86-390603070d00}
    Writer Instance Id: {002eaa33-ac1b-40c8-a364-7ce9ac69a279}
    State: [1] Stable
    Last error: No error

    Writer name: 'COM+ REGDB Writer'
    Writer Id: {542da469-d3e1-473c-9f4f-7847f01fc64f}
    Writer Instance Id: {3449079b-b449-47f6-9872-d8cc300b2642}
    State: [1] Stable
    Last error: No error

    Writer name: 'BITS Writer'
    Writer Id: {4969d978-be47-48b0-b100-f328f07ac1e0}
    Writer Instance Id: {8d2775d0-9748-48f3-b7b5-17ffccd256dd}
    State: [1] Stable
    Last error: No error


    C:\WINDOWS\system32>




    I have sent an email with the logs attached, per your instructions.

    Thanks,
    Steve

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    Hi Steve,
    From the vssadmin command output, it appears that "Exchange Writer" is missing. This could be because by default on Win 2003 SBS, Exchange writer os disabled.

    Please follow the MS article and enable the Exchange Writer:
    [url]http://support.microsoft.com/kb/838183[/url]

    Once the Exchange writer is listed in the vssadmin command, try running the backup through ZCB and let us know what happens.

    Regards,
    Prashant

  5. #5

    Default Yippeee

    I followed your instructions (and Microsoft's) and have started what appears to be a successful backup of Exchange now.

    Thanks!

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    Great! Are you also uploading to S3 now?

    thanks,
    ZCB Team

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    Default spoke too soon!

    Backup to disk worked great. Upload to S3 did not. Connection works but here is the error I get:

    Too many retries; last message was 'S3 Error: Unkown Empty response body'

    More help, please.

    Steve

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    How large is backup that you are trying to upload?

    Are you using 1.0.2 release? You can find 1.0.2 images in Zmanda network.

    Paddy

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    5 gigs.

    Yes, I am using 1.0.2.

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    Pl. set the log level to 5 by setting following registry key
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Zmanda\ZWC\1.0\Debug\l oglevel]
    Restart ZWCService. Rerun the upload.
    Collect the ZCB logs by running Tools->Collect logs.
    Send us the logs through yousendit.com.

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