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Hi All,
I've been trying to resolve a sticky issue. We are getting this issue on two
of our servers;
Description: The shadow copies of volume E: were deleted because the shadow
copy storage could not grow in time. Consider reducing the IO load on the
system or choose a shadow copy storage volume that is not being shadow copied.

We are looking at shadow copies on three partitions on one disk. C:, D:, and
E: The shadow copies are scheduled 15 minutes apart 7:15, :30 and :45 am.
C:'s limit is set to 3127MB and it uses 3000MB, D: is set to 10435MB and it
uses 10001MB, E: is set to 10435MB and it uses 3000MB. The E: drive is the
one reporting the error. The paging file is 2046-4092MB and on E: the
recommended size is 6135MB.

We've implemented http://support.microsoft.com/kb/925799, moved the shadow
copies, waved a dead chicken over the server, nothing seems to get rid of
this. It doesn't appear to be a space issue as there is plenty of space on
all the drives.

Anyone hav any ideas?


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I'm experiencing the same issue as the original poster on a server with Windows 2k3 Standard Ed., x86 w/ SP2.

I tried both fixes posted here regarding the *RSA* folder, but with no positive results. Scheduled shadow copy still fails with 0xc000001d error result in the scheduler window, but manual Shadow copies work fine.

I can create a manual copy via the GUI of the Drive properties page, but not manually using the command line, i.e. (vssadmin.exe create shadow /for=f:). The command line is what the scheduled task is also attemping to use, although it uses the drive GUID instead of the drive letter.

Anything else I should try?

v-milu wrote:

Re: Shadow Copies not working on schedule
13-Apr-07

Hello,

I have the following suggestions:
1. Disable VSS.
2. On the server enter the folder "C:Documents and SettingsAll
UsersApplication
DataMicrosoftCryptoRSA". In the folder you should see a file similar to
" S-1-5-18d42cc0c3858a58db2db37658219e6400_398d151f-b62e-4aae -8ae2-0fb40729b
574".
Please back up this file and remove it from the folder.
3. Create a new scheduled job and see if it works.

Mike Luo

Microsoft Online Partner Support
Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security

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Previous Posts In This Thread:

On Friday, April 06, 2007 1:42 AM
italpast wrote:

Shadow Copies not working on schedule
System: Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard SP2 x64
Problem: Shadow Copies is not creating snapshots as scheduled. However, I am
able to successfully create snapshots manually. Deleting and recreating
scheduled tasks did not help.

On Friday, April 06, 2007 3:20 AM
leew [MVP] wrote:

Re: Shadow Copies not working on schedule
Andrius Mazeika wrote:

I would suggest checking the user the shadow copy jobs are running under
(username and password). Also, are there any logs concerning the failures?

On Friday, April 06, 2007 3:54 AM
italpast wrote:

When I go to Control Panel applet Scheduled Tasks and click properties of
When I go to Control Panel applet Scheduled Tasks and click properties of
Shadow Copies task I get the following error:

General page initialization failed.
The specific error is:
0x8007000d: the data is invalid.
An error has occurred attempting to retrieve task account information. You
may continue editing the task object, but will be unable to change task
account information.

Task creator is Administrative account that i used to adjust Shadow Copies
settings.

"leew [MVP]" wrote:

On Friday, April 06, 2007 6:53 AM
v-milu wrote:

Hello,Thank you for using newsgroup!
Hello,

Thank you for using newsgroup!

I have the following suggestions:
1. Set scheduled tasks to run under the SYSTEM account, to see if the
problem appears.
2. Create a new Admin Acount, use new account to login, create a new
scheduled tasks running under this account, to check if the problem
persists.

Thanks & Regards,

Mike Luo

Microsoft Online Partner Support
Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security

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On Friday, April 06, 2007 7:08 AM
italpast wrote:

Task Scheduler service is running under Local System account.
Task Scheduler service is running under Local System account.
I removed the tasks and rescheduled them using a different admin account.
Will post later (in a few days as we have Easter holidays) if the tasks were
completed or not.

Thanks for you help

"Mike Luo [MSFT]" wrote:

On Wednesday, April 11, 2007 1:51 AM
v-milu wrote:

How's everything going?
How's everything going?

Please feel free to respond to the newsgroups if you need any additional
help.

Mike Luo

Microsoft Online Partner Support
Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security

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On Wednesday, April 11, 2007 2:20 AM
italpast wrote:

Mike,Thank you for waiting.
Mike,

Thank you for waiting. Creating Shadow Copies scheduled task with a
different admin account did not solve the problem. I can still create Shadow
Copies snapshots manually.

Andrius

"Mike Luo [MSFT]" wrote:

On Friday, April 13, 2007 3:18 AM
v-milu wrote:

Hello,Is this computer a Domain Controller?
Hello,

Is this computer a Domain Controller?

I suggest you follow these steps to fix the problem:
1. Log on as user who has administrative credentials.
2. Delete all scheduled tasks. To do this, follow these steps: a. Click
Start, Run, type control schedtasks , and then press ENTER.
b. Confirm the list of jobs that are registered in the Scheduled Tasks
window.
c. Delete all registered tasks.
d. Close the Scheduled Tasks window.

3. Click Start, click Run, type cmd , and then click OK.
4. At the command prompt, type the following to move to the specified
folder: cd %SystemDrive%Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication
DataMicrosoftCryptoRSAS-1-5-18.
5. Delete all files that start with d42* by typing the follow command: del
d42*
6. At the command prompt, type exit .
7. Reschedule the volume shadow copy tasks. The files that start with d42*
are re-created after the volume shadow copy tasks are rescheduled.
8. Make sure that the scheduled tasks function correctly on the domain
controller.

For more information:
"The attempt to retrieve account information for the specified task failed"
error message when you use Task Scheduler to schedule volume shadow copy to
run in Windows Server 2003
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;822904

Hope this helps.

Mike Luo

Microsoft Online Partner Support
Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security

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On Friday, April 13, 2007 3:40 AM
italpast wrote:

Re: Shadow Copies not working on schedule
Mike,

after running "del d42*" I get the following error:

Could Not Find C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication
DataMicrosoftCryptoRSAS-1-5-18d42*

After running the command rectreating the VSS Scheduled Tasks did not solve
the problem. Shadow Copies are still not running on schedule.

The machine is a Domain Controller with FSMO roles.

Andrius

"Mike Luo [MSFT]" wrote:

On Friday, April 13, 2007 8:39 AM
v-milu wrote:

Re: Shadow Copies not working on schedule
Hello,

I have the following suggestions:
1. Disable VSS.
2. On the server enter the folder "C:Documents and SettingsAll
UsersApplication
DataMicrosoftCryptoRSA". In the folder you should see a file similar to
" S-1-5-18d42cc0c3858a58db2db37658219e6400_398d151f-b62e-4aae -8ae2-0fb40729b
574".
Please back up this file and remove it from the folder.
3. Create a new scheduled job and see if it works.

Mike Luo

Microsoft Online Partner Support
Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security

=====================================================
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that others may learn and benefit from your issue.
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On Friday, April 13, 2007 8:54 AM
italpast wrote:

Hi Mike,did everything as you said.
Hi Mike,

did everything as you said. Will post on Monday if it solved the problem.
Have a good weekend!

Regards,
Andrius

"Mike Luo [MSFT]" wrote:

On Monday, April 16, 2007 6:36 AM
italpast wrote:

Mike,the steps you advised me to take solved the problem.
Mike,

the steps you advised me to take solved the problem. Now Shadow Copies are
running on schedule. However, there seems to be another problem. SOMETIMES
'Previous versions' tab is missing on a DFS based file that's been changed.
The strange thing is that if I access the file directly from a server share
(bypassing DFS) I can view and restore Previous versions.

Any ideas on this?

"Mike Luo [MSFT]" wrote:

On Tuesday, April 17, 2007 4:11 AM
v-milu wrote:

Hello,It seems that the new issue is unrelated to the previous problem.
Hello,

It seems that the new issue is unrelated to the previous problem. Please
understand that our newsgroup is an issue based service, meaning we usually
respond to one question/issue per post. This will lessen the confusion for
both of us, as well as ensure that our results are accurate and not a
result of a test for a different question. Regarding the news question,
please open a new post.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Mike Luo

Microsoft Online Partner Support
Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security

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On Tuesday, April 17, 2007 4:20 AM
italpast wrote:

Mike,i have opened up a new thread regarding the 'Previous versions' tab issue.
Mike,

i have opened up a new thread regarding the 'Previous versions' tab issue.
Thank you for your kind assitance.

Regards,
Andrius

"Mike Luo [MSFT]" wrote:

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I'm experiencing the same issue as the original poster on a server with Windows 2k3 Standard Ed., x86 w/ SP2.

I tried both fixes posted here regarding the *RSA* folder, but with no positive results. Scheduled shadow copy still fails with 0xc000001d error result in the scheduler window, but manual Shadow copies work fine.

I can create a manual copy via the GUI of the Drive properties page, but not manually using the command line, i.e. (vssadmin.exe create shadow /for=f:). The command line is what the scheduled task is also attemping to use, although it uses the drive GUID instead of the drive letter.

Anything else I should try?

v-milu wrote:

Re: Shadow Copies not working on schedule
13-Apr-07

Hello,

I have the following suggestions:
1. Disable VSS.
2. On the server enter the folder "C:Documents and SettingsAll
UsersApplication
DataMicrosoftCryptoRSA". In the folder you should see a file similar to
" S-1-5-18d42cc0c3858a58db2db37658219e6400_398d151f-b62e-4aae -8ae2-0fb40729b
574".
Please back up this file and remove it from the folder.
3. Create a new scheduled job and see if it works.

Mike Luo

Microsoft Online Partner Support
Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security

=====================================================
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that others may learn and benefit from your issue.
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Previous Posts In This Thread:

On Friday, April 06, 2007 1:42 AM
italpast wrote:

Shadow Copies not working on schedule
System: Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard SP2 x64
Problem: Shadow Copies is not creating snapshots as scheduled. However, I am
able to successfully create snapshots manually. Deleting and recreating
scheduled tasks did not help.

On Friday, April 06, 2007 3:20 AM
leew [MVP] wrote:

Re: Shadow Copies not working on schedule
Andrius Mazeika wrote:

I would suggest checking the user the shadow copy jobs are running under
(username and password). Also, are there any logs concerning the failures?

On Friday, April 06, 2007 3:54 AM
italpast wrote:

When I go to Control Panel applet Scheduled Tasks and click properties of
When I go to Control Panel applet Scheduled Tasks and click properties of
Shadow Copies task I get the following error:

General page initialization failed.
The specific error is:
0x8007000d: the data is invalid.
An error has occurred attempting to retrieve task account information. You
may continue editing the task object, but will be unable to change task
account information.

Task creator is Administrative account that i used to adjust Shadow Copies
settings.

"leew [MVP]" wrote:

On Friday, April 06, 2007 6:53 AM
v-milu wrote:

Hello,Thank you for using newsgroup!
Hello,

Thank you for using newsgroup!

I have the following suggestions:
1. Set scheduled tasks to run under the SYSTEM account, to see if the
problem appears.
2. Create a new Admin Acount, use new account to login, create a new
scheduled tasks running under this account, to check if the problem
persists.

Thanks & Regards,

Mike Luo

Microsoft Online Partner Support
Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security

=====================================================
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that others may learn and benefit from your issue.
=====================================================
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On Friday, April 06, 2007 7:08 AM
italpast wrote:

Task Scheduler service is running under Local System account.
Task Scheduler service is running under Local System account.
I removed the tasks and rescheduled them using a different admin account.
Will post later (in a few days as we have Easter holidays) if the tasks were
completed or not.

Thanks for you help

"Mike Luo [MSFT]" wrote:

On Wednesday, April 11, 2007 1:51 AM
v-milu wrote:

How's everything going?
How's everything going?

Please feel free to respond to the newsgroups if you need any additional
help.

Mike Luo

Microsoft Online Partner Support
Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security

=====================================================
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that others may learn and benefit from your issue.
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On Wednesday, April 11, 2007 2:20 AM
italpast wrote:

Mike,Thank you for waiting.
Mike,

Thank you for waiting. Creating Shadow Copies scheduled task with a
different admin account did not solve the problem. I can still create Shadow
Copies snapshots manually.

Andrius

"Mike Luo [MSFT]" wrote:

On Friday, April 13, 2007 3:18 AM
v-milu wrote:

Hello,Is this computer a Domain Controller?
Hello,

Is this computer a Domain Controller?

I suggest you follow these steps to fix the problem:
1. Log on as user who has administrative credentials.
2. Delete all scheduled tasks. To do this, follow these steps: a. Click
Start, Run, type control schedtasks , and then press ENTER.
b. Confirm the list of jobs that are registered in the Scheduled Tasks
window.
c. Delete all registered tasks.
d. Close the Scheduled Tasks window.

3. Click Start, click Run, type cmd , and then click OK.
4. At the command prompt, type the following to move to the specified
folder: cd %SystemDrive%Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication
DataMicrosoftCryptoRSAS-1-5-18.
5. Delete all files that start with d42* by typing the follow command: del
d42*
6. At the command prompt, type exit .
7. Reschedule the volume shadow copy tasks. The files that start with d42*
are re-created after the volume shadow copy tasks are rescheduled.
8. Make sure that the scheduled tasks function correctly on the domain
controller.

For more information:
"The attempt to retrieve account information for the specified task failed"
error message when you use Task Scheduler to schedule volume shadow copy to
run in Windows Server 2003
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;822904

Hope this helps.

Mike Luo

Microsoft Online Partner Support
Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security

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that others may learn and benefit from your issue.
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On Friday, April 13, 2007 3:40 AM
italpast wrote:

Re: Shadow Copies not working on schedule
Mike,

after running "del d42*" I get the following error:

Could Not Find C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication
DataMicrosoftCryptoRSAS-1-5-18d42*

After running the command rectreating the VSS Scheduled Tasks did not solve
the problem. Shadow Copies are still not running on schedule.

The machine is a Domain Controller with FSMO roles.

Andrius

"Mike Luo [MSFT]" wrote:

On Friday, April 13, 2007 8:39 AM
v-milu wrote:

Re: Shadow Copies not working on schedule
Hello,

I have the following suggestions:
1. Disable VSS.
2. On the server enter the folder "C:Documents and SettingsAll
UsersApplication
DataMicrosoftCryptoRSA". In the folder you should see a file similar to
" S-1-5-18d42cc0c3858a58db2db37658219e6400_398d151f-b62e-4aae -8ae2-0fb40729b
574".
Please back up this file and remove it from the folder.
3. Create a new scheduled job and see if it works.

Mike Luo

Microsoft Online Partner Support
Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security

=====================================================
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that others may learn and benefit from your issue.
=====================================================
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On Friday, April 13, 2007 8:54 AM
italpast wrote:

Hi Mike,did everything as you said.
Hi Mike,

did everything as you said. Will post on Monday if it solved the problem.
Have a good weekend!

Regards,
Andrius

"Mike Luo [MSFT]" wrote:

On Monday, April 16, 2007 6:36 AM
italpast wrote:

Mike,the steps you advised me to take solved the problem.
Mike,

the steps you advised me to take solved the problem. Now Shadow Copies are
running on schedule. However, there seems to be another problem. SOMETIMES
'Previous versions' tab is missing on a DFS based file that's been changed.
The strange thing is that if I access the file directly from a server share
(bypassing DFS) I can view and restore Previous versions.

Any ideas on this?

"Mike Luo [MSFT]" wrote:

On Tuesday, April 17, 2007 4:11 AM
v-milu wrote:

Hello,It seems that the new issue is unrelated to the previous problem.
Hello,

It seems that the new issue is unrelated to the previous problem. Please
understand that our newsgroup is an issue based service, meaning we usually
respond to one question/issue per post. This will lessen the confusion for
both of us, as well as ensure that our results are accurate and not a
result of a test for a different question. Regarding the news question,
please open a new post.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Mike Luo

Microsoft Online Partner Support
Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security

=====================================================
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that others may learn and benefit from your issue.
=====================================================
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On Tuesday, April 17, 2007 4:20 AM
italpast wrote:

Mike,i have opened up a new thread regarding the 'Previous versions' tab issue.
Mike,

i have opened up a new thread regarding the 'Previous versions' tab issue.
Thank you for your kind assitance.

Regards,
Andrius

"Mike Luo [MSFT]" wrote:

On Sunday, January 17, 2010 6:37 AM
Brian N wrote:

Shadow Copies not working on schedule
I'm experiencing the same issue as the original poster on a server with Windows 2k3 Standard Ed., x86 w/ SP2.

I tried both fixes posted here regarding the *RSA* folder, but with no positive results. Scheduled shadow copy still fails with 0xc000001d error result in the scheduler window, but manual Shadow copies work fine.

I can create a manual copy via the GUI of the Drive properties page, but not manually using the command line, i.e. (vssadmin.exe create shadow /for=f:). The command line is what the scheduled task is also attemping to use, although it uses the drive GUID instead of the drive letter.

Anything else I should try?

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Thank you in advance for any help.

I cannot enable Shadow Copies on my C: volume but I can on my E:
volume.

My problems started after pushing the BackupExec 2010 agent to this
server. It was running the BE 12.5 agent previously. Now it does not
have either BackupExec agent installed.

Windows 2003 Ent. 64bit SP2 with terminal services (VM on vSphere 4)
52 gig (27 free) C volume
8 gig E volume

I am able to create snapshots using VMware. The VMware tools are
installed but the Volume Shadow Copy Services Support driver is not
installed.

vssadmin list writers lists
Writer name: 'System Writer'
Writer name: 'Event Log Writer'
Writer name: 'Registry Writer'
Writer name: 'COM+ REGDB Writer'
Writer name: 'MSDEWriter'
Writer name: 'WMI Writer'
Writer name: 'IIS Metabase Writer'
(all are Stable with no error)

Only one provider is listed: Provider name: 'Microsoft Software Shadow
Copy provider 1.0'

Under Local Disk (C:) Properties, Shadow Copies tab, when I click Enable
for the E: volume it completes in about 2 seconds. When I click Enable
for the C: volume, it errors out after 10 seconds with:

Failed to create a shadow copy of volume C:.

Error 0x80042306: The shadow copy provider had an error. Please see
the system and application event logs for more information.

In the Application log I get 2 errors:

Event Type: Error
Event Source: VSS
Event Category: None
Event ID: 12310
Date: 7/2/2010
Time: 8:19:59 AM
User: N/A
Computer: NS-APP
Description:
Volume Shadow Copy Service error: The shadow copy could not be committed
- operation timed out. Error context:
DeviceIoControl(?Volume{ee923cbe-c564-11de-8b20-806e6f6e6 963} -
00000000000001A0,0x0053c010,000000000035C910,0,000000000035D 920,4096,[0]).

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
Data:
0000: 2d 20 43 6f 64 65 3a 20 - Code:
0008: 49 4e 43 49 43 48 4c 48 INCICHLH
0010: 30 30 30 30 30 34 35 39 00000459
0018: 2d 20 43 61 6c 6c 3a 20 - Call:
0020: 53 50 52 51 53 4e 50 43 SPRQSNPC
0028: 30 30 30 30 30 32 33 35 00000235
0030: 2d 20 50 49 44 3a 20 20 - PID:
0038: 30 30 30 30 31 37 37 32 00001772
0040: 2d 20 54 49 44 3a 20 20 - TID:
0048: 30 30 30 30 31 38 38 30 00001880
0050: 2d 20 43 4d 44 3a 20 20 - CMD:
0058: 43 3a 5c 57 49 4e 44 4f C:WINDO
0060: 57 53 5c 53 79 73 74 65 WSSyste
0068: 6d 33 32 5c 73 76 63 68 m32svch
0070: 6f 73 74 2e 65 78 65 20 ost.exe
0078: 2d 6b 20 73 77 70 72 76 -k swprv
0080: 2d 20 55 73 65 72 3a 20 - User:
0088: 4e 54 20 41 55 54 48 4f NT AUTHO
0090: 52 49 54 59 5c 53 59 53 RITYSYS
0098: 54 45 4d 20 20 20 20 20 TEM
00a0: 2d 20 53 69 64 3a 20 20 - Sid:
00a8: 53 2d 31 2d 35 2d 31 38 S-1-5-18

And

Event Type: Error
Event Source: VSS
Event Category: None
Event ID: 12298
Date: 7/2/2010
Time: 8:19:59 AM
User: N/A
Computer: NS-APP
Description:
Volume Shadow Copy Service error: The I/O writes cannot be held during
the shadow copy creation period on volume
?Volume{ee923cbe-c564-11de-8b20-806e6f6e6963}. The volume index in
the shadow copy set is 0. Error details: Open[0x00000000],
Flush[0x00000000], Release[0x80042314], OnRun[0x00000000].

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
Data:
0000: 2d 20 43 6f 64 65 3a 20 - Code:
0008: 43 4f 52 4c 4f 56 4c 43 CORLOVLC
0010: 30 30 30 30 30 39 36 34 00000964
0018: 2d 20 43 61 6c 6c 3a 20 - Call:
0020: 43 4f 52 4c 4f 56 4c 43 CORLOVLC
0028: 30 30 30 30 30 38 36 36 00000866
0030: 2d 20 50 49 44 3a 20 20 - PID:
0038: 30 30 30 30 31 38 39 36 00001896
0040: 2d 20 54 49 44 3a 20 20 - TID:
0048: 30 30 30 30 33 34 30 30 00003400
0050: 2d 20 43 4d 44 3a 20 20 - CMD:
0058: 43 3a 5c 57 49 4e 44 4f C:WINDO
0060: 57 53 5c 53 79 73 74 65 WSSyste
0068: 6d 33 32 5c 76 73 73 76 m32vssv
0070: 63 2e 65 78 65 20 20 20 c.exe
0078: 2d 20 55 73 65 72 3a 20 - User:
0080: 4e 54 20 41 55 54 48 4f NT AUTHO
0088: 52 49 54 59 5c 53 59 53 RITYSYS
0090: 54 45 4d 20 20 20 20 20 TEM
0098: 2d 20 53 69 64 3a 20 20 - Sid:
00a0: 53 2d 31 2d 35 2d 31 38 S-1-5-18

In the System log I get 1 error:

Event Type: Error
Event Source: VolSnap
Event Category: None
Event ID: 8
Date: 7/2/2010
Time: 8:19:59 AM
User: N/A
Computer: NS-APP
Description:
The flush and hold writes operation on volume C: timed out while waiting
for a release writes command.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
Data:
0000: 00 00 00 00 02 00 58 00 ......X.
0008: 00 00 00 00 08 00 06 c0 .......À
0010: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0018: 02 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........

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I have the problem that i cannot make a backup with ntbackup from the
information store, the errors i received was:

Backup started on 28/12/2004 at 10:33 AM.
The 'Microsoft Information Store' returned 'Error returned from an ESE
function call (d).' from a call to 'HrESEBackupRead()' additional data
'-'The 'Microsoft Information Store' returned 'Error returned from an
ESE function call (d).' from a call to 'HrESEBackupRead()' additional
data '-'
The operation was ended.
Backup completed on 28/12/2004 at 10:36 AM.
Directories: 0
Files: 1
Bytes: 533,398,286
Time: 2 minutes and 38 seconds

in the event viewer:

source ese 217
source ntbackup 8001
source ntbackup 8019

I have searched for posts that resolves this problems i found that is
a conflict between ntbackup and shadow, and microsoft has a hotfix but
its not disponible on the site and its needed call to them... $$$...
I read the document that describes the hotfix and the problem is not
the same in the all its aspects.

I also found if i dismount the database, and:
eseutil /k d:exchangepriv1.edb
eseutil /d /p d:exchangepriv1.edb

manually renamed the PRIV1 database files

isinteg -s server02 -fix -test alltests

I made this and resolves my problem, now can i make a successful
backup.

Several months back I installed Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery 8.5 on
my Exchange 2003 Server which is running Windows 2003 SP2. When backing up
the system, I use the VSS option. I have never been able to get this to run
for any length of time without getting errors. I run the backup every 4 hours
and a full backup once a week. About every week or so I get this error
message and it does not create a VSS backup.

"Volume Shadow Copy Service error: An internal inconsistency was detected in
trying to contact shadow copy service writers. Please check to see that the
Event Service and Volume Shadow Copy Service are operating properly."

When the next backup occurs, most of the time it will backup without any
problems until I get the error again. Then every few weeks or so I will get
this error message.

"Volume Shadow Copy Service error: The I/O writes cannot be held during the
shadow copy creation period on volume
?Volume{0aaaca0e-2dcf-11d9-abd5-505054503030}. The volume index in the
shadow copy set is 0. Error details: Open[0x00000000], Flush[0x00000000],
Release[0x80042314], OnRun[0x00000000]."

When this error occurs, the only way I can recovery from it is to reboot the
Server. I have been in contact with Symantec about these errors and they say
it's a Microsoft issue. I did apply the VSS patch a couple of months ago
along with re-registering several dll files.

Any ideas as to what is causing these errors and how to resolve them?

Thank you for any input.

Hey folks,

I am running into a problem where several of our Windows 2003
servers are no longer creating shadow copies on their shares. The
Volume Shadow Copy service kicks off periodically like it should, but
there are no new copies being created (there is plenty of disk space
available).

However, I'm not necessarily looking for a fix on that front - it
would be nice to fix it, but I have a higher-level goal in mind - I need
to *test* to make sure these copies are being created on all of our file
servers. (I'm not actually a Windows file server admin, I'm the guy in
charge of network monitoring)

Is there a performance counter or anything of that nature I can
check to see when the last shadow copy was created? Something like
that? There are no errors logged to event log, so I cannot check that
for failures. I really need to be able to test for copies being created
(via Nagios if anyone is already doing it).

Any help/insight/clue-by-fours would be greatly appreciated!

Benny

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Hey folks,

I am running into a problem where several of our Windows 2003
servers are no longer creating shadow copies on their shares. The
Volume Shadow Copy service kicks off periodically like it should, but
there are no new copies being created (there is plenty of disk space
available).

However, I'm not necessarily looking for a fix on that front - it
would be nice to fix it, but I have a higher-level goal in mind - I need
to *test* to make sure these copies are being created on all of our file
servers. (I'm not actually a Windows file server admin, I'm the guy in
charge of network monitoring)

Is there a performance counter or anything of that nature I can
check to see when the last shadow copy was created? Something like
that? There are no errors logged to event log, so I cannot check that
for failures. I really need to be able to test for copies being created
(via Nagios if anyone is already doing it).

Any help/insight/clue-by-fours would be greatly appreciated!

Benny

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Cannot change the time settings in outlook 2003 xp for setting appointments.
It will not let change it from 30 minutes.

I have Windows 2003 R2 SP2 and I can't get Volume Snaphots working on the 6TB
drive with 3TB Free. I applied HF KB833167 and still the VSS wont create snap
shots. Log messages:
EventID 13 - The shadow copy of volume E: could not grow its shadow copy
storage on volume E:
EventID 28 - The shadow copy of volume E: could not be created due to a
failure in creating the necessary on disk structures
EventID 35 - The shadow copies of volume E: were aborted because the shadow
copy storage failed to grow

I have shadow copy enabled on one of my file servers. No matter what settings
I have it at it seems to delete the snapshots. I have over 200gb free on that
drive. I have gotten this in the event viewer.

-----------

Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error
WaitForMultipleObjects(1,000000000031E2B0,1,120000) == 0x00000102. hr =
0x8000ffff.

Also this one

--------------

VssAdmin: Unable to create a shadow copy: Catastrophic failure
Command-line: 'C:WINDOWSsystem32vssadmin.exe Create Shadow /AutoRetry=5
/For=?Volume{4018a5a0-153b-11dd-b53d-001e0bc9e7de}'.

Any help would be great.

Ed

I have a Windows 2003 server with two 500 GB hard drives in a RAID 1
configuration. The raid volume is partitioned with C, D and F. A Windows
NTBackup will fail once F is starting to get backedup and the event logs
show, "Shadow copies of volume f were aborted...". I replaced one of the
suspecting drives, let the RAID rebuild, and had the same issue. I replaced
the second drive, let the RAID rebuild, and had the same issue. Strangely,
a restart will allow a backup of F to work, but the next backup will fail.
Currently, my workaround is to restart every day. Any ideas? Is there a
way to see if VSS is working properly or "reinstall" it? Also, being in a
RAID 1 configuration, can I/O errors get "mirrored" onto the mirrored drive?

thanks,
Court

I am unable to copy / paste in outlook reading pane. guide me hot to resolve this problem

Dave wrote:

I finally figured it out.
09-Apr-07

I finally figured it out. Partly a Vista security issue, but fixed it
through Trust Center while I was working with the add-ins. Thanks for your
help -- you pointed me in the right direction.

"Pat Willener" wrote:

Previous Posts In This Thread:

On Saturday, April 07, 2007 2:44 PM
Dave wrote:

Can't Paste Into New Email - Outlook 2007
I can't copy text from an email or Word and paste it into a new email.

I can copy text from an email and paste it into Word.

Is this a bug or a switch? I had no problem with this in 2003.

I am using Office 2007 and Vista.

Thanks,
Dave

On Saturday, April 07, 2007 5:31 PM
Roady [MVP] wrote:

No bug, works like it should.
No bug, works like it should. You might want to post your exact steps to
reproduce.

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On Saturday, April 07, 2007 8:04 PM
Dave wrote:

Roady,It's simple. I open an email I receive.
Roady,

It's simple. I open an email I receive. I go to the text of the email,
highlight what I want, right click and click COPY. I click NEW to open a new
email, go to the text area, right click and PASTE is greyed out.

I have tried this with CTRL-C for copy and CTRL-V for paste and the same
problem.

I can do either of the above copy steps and paste the text into a Word
document without any problem. I can't, however copy from a Word document and
paste it into an email either.

Dave

"Roady [MVP]" wrote:

On Saturday, April 07, 2007 9:06 PM
Dave wrote:

Also, just tried to copy an email address to paste into a new email and got
Also, just tried to copy an email address to paste into a new email and got
the same results. I had to key it in. Would not let me paste it.

"Roady [MVP]" wrote:

On Sunday, April 08, 2007 11:48 PM
Pat Willener wrote:

Some add-ons can disable copy&paste ability in Outlook; try starting Outlook
Some add-ons can disable copy&paste ability in Outlook; try starting
Outlook in Safe Mode (outlook.exe /SAFE) and see if it is still happening.

Dave T. wrote:

On Monday, April 09, 2007 7:28 AM
Dave wrote:

It works in SAFE mode.
It works in SAFE mode. I tried disabling the add-ins, but could only remove
2 or 3 of them and that did not resolve it. The others gave me a message
saying they were controlled by HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and cannot be changed. Any
ideas?

"Pat Willener" wrote:

On Monday, April 09, 2007 11:05 PM
Pat Willener wrote:

I don't know how to disable add-ons that cannot be disabled.
I don't know how to disable add-ons that cannot be disabled. Try to get
the newest versions of all installed add-ons, and/or contact the
manufacturers of these add-ons to inquire if they know anything about
the disabled copy&paste functionality.

Dave T. wrote:

On Monday, April 09, 2007 11:30 PM
Dave wrote:

I finally figured it out.
I finally figured it out. Partly a Vista security issue, but fixed it
through Trust Center while I was working with the add-ins. Thanks for your
help -- you pointed me in the right direction.

"Pat Willener" wrote:

On Monday, September 28, 2009 10:25 AM
David Larson wrote:

Can't Paste Into New Email - Outlook 2007
I am having the same problem. The paste option appears highlighted, as if it will work, but when it is clicked, nothing happens. Really need a solution for this. Any ideas?

Dave wrote:

Re: Can't Paste Into New Email - Outlook 2007
07-Apr-07

Also, just tried to copy an email address to paste into a new email and got
the same results. I had to key it in. Would not let me paste it.

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On Tuesday, December 15, 2009 4:26 AM
jd wrote:

Can't Paste Into New Email - Outlook 2007
Hi.

In order to copy/paste in Outlook 2007, you have to right-click -> Copy and right-click -> Paste.

This was not a bug, it was a "feature". For security reasons, I suppose.

However, after applying SP2 all copy/paste functionality seemed to have been restored: [Ctrl]/[Shift]+[Ins] & [Ctrl]+[C]/[V] all seemed to work!

It is quite better this way!

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Hello Anyone,

I am the Exchange Administrator for my Agency but there are 3 or 4 other Adminstrators that can access the Exchange Server. 

I know that people at times go in and change something that I may do to the Exchange Server.  When I go into the Event Viewer to see who logged in, the User column says 'N/A'.  Usually for example, in Active Directory, it will say who logged in and made changes.  For example, admin.seay or admin.williams or 11006818 (employee id).

Can someone tell me how I can turn on this feature so I can see who logs into the Exchange Server and what changes are made by that person in the Event Viewer?

Thanks again for all your help and tips.

Lena

Hi,
I have Exchange 5.5 on NT 4.0/6a. I have restricted certain users to recieve email from the internet from the delivery restriction tab. Now, When I try send message to that user from the Internet it bounces back to me saying the restriction did allow delivery to the recipient.All this is working fine. But, what I noticed that every time the users recieve such mails which are restricted, it logs a NDR in the event log. There are 50 such users which I have restricted and they recieve more than 50 msgs everyday from diff mailing list. This way my eventviewer log become huge.Is there a way not to log or stop sending NDR to the sender.ThanksKruger

Hi all,

Can someone assist me on creating a VSS backup dump of the exchange databases? I am new to use Volume Shadow Copy Service API to backup exchange server databases. Some basic questions I do have now are,

1) How do I inform VSS to backup a particular mailbox database? i.e. where should I give the database name to backup it using VSS? which class, which method?
2) Is there a way to get a list of the exchange databases available in the exchange server using VSS? Any function that could return this list as a vector or map or anyother thing?
3) Does Volume Shadow Copy Service take a copy of *.edb, *.log and *.chk files literally and dump them in a destination location that we specify?

Many thanks,
Nesan Joseph R.

Hello!
I am using ntbackup to backup Exchange 03 server (it is SBS 03 server) and I
can see in the report that it is doing the backup via shadow copy (it is
diesabled on the drive, but backup is doing it this way by default). I read
somewhere that in that case, backup is not doind page by page checksum and it
will not report any database problems. If this is correct, how can I disable
shadow copy option?
Thanks!!!
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Hello,

I have implement my own application (probably using Volume Shadow Copy) for backing up the Exchange 2010 server.

I have found following schema: Backup Sequence Diagram
But I cannot find any functions for directly freeze/thawn the Exchnage Writers.
I did find only such functions that call "freeze" and "thawn" commands as part of snapshot creation (see following schema: Overview of Processing a Backup Under VSS)

Please help me to find any documentation about first schema, i.e. which API functions I can use to freeze and thaw Writers

Thanks

I have recently install exchange 2k3 on win2k server as a test.  All went well with the test machine but now fails with the actual server I need to use.  The new server is a win2k3.  Every 25 minutes I get error 8197 in my event log.  I have looked on microsoft site article 828764, experts-exchange, and eventid.net.  I have tried all articles that I can find on this issue.  I searched the registy for the exchange guid there is not one.  Here is my the output.ldf with the wrong server name "crest2_server".  Can anybody tell me how to remove this server name?
dn: DC=crest2_server,DC=sunbeltdata.local,CN=MicrosoftDNS,CN=System,DC=sunbeltdata,DC=local
changetype: add
dc: crest2_server
dSCorePropagationData: 20070403142021.0Z
dSCorePropagationData: 16010101000001.0Z
instanceType: 4
distinguishedName:
DC=crest2_server,DC=sunbeltdata.local,CN=MicrosoftDNS,CN=System,DC=sunbeltdata
,DC=local
objectCategory: CN=Dns-Node,CN=Schema,CN=Configuration,DC=sunbeltdata,DC=local
objectClass: top
objectClass: dnsNode
objectGUID:: Y4nGYzJERkmz8DaA7uVM3g==
name: crest2_server
uSNChanged: 86908
uSNCreated: 86908
whenChanged: 20061206173409.0Z
whenCreated: 20061206173409.0Z

Hello,
Weve noticed that on our drives we are missing huge amounts of disk space.  For example on drive I: - 177GB in size, 44GB free.  Size of folders on drive =38.5GB.  177 - 38.5 = should be 138.5GB free and not 44GB - missing 94.5GB!!

We think this is Volume Shadow Copies causing this.  For drive I: the shadow copies are advising that it has used 57.2GB on I: and F: is showing 40GB on I: as well.

Should we have this enabled on Exchange 2007 databases? 
Can we turn it off?  Stop the schedule, it seems to take a snap at 7am and 12 lunchtime.
What if we limit the sizes of the VSS to 1GB?  The default for size is 10% of the drive it seems.
How can we delete the existing copies that are eating disk?
If we limit the size will it delete the existing ones?

Many Thanks.

R.

Hi all,

Can someone assist me on creating a VSS backup dump of the exchange databases? I am new to use Volume Shadow Copy Service API to backup exchange server databases. Some basic questions I do have now are,

1) How do I inform VSS to backup a particular mailbox database? i.e. where should I give the database name to backup it using VSS? which class, which method?
2) Is there a way to get a list of the exchange databases available in the exchange server using VSS? Any function that could return this list as a vector or map or anyother thing?
3) Does Volume Shadow Copy Service take a copy of *.edb, *.log and *.chk files literally and dump them in a destination location that we specify?

Many thanks,
Nesan Joseph R.

Hi,

I am new to exchange management and have a problem with backing up the public folders database using BackupAssist which used shadow copy and NT Backup on a Windows 2003/Exchange 2003 system, what happens is that the database is 26GB in size the backup starts to work but then errors at about 3GB and after googling the error it says that the database has become corrupted.

I don’t have any backups and this was my first backup, I have tried running the inbuilt exchange tools to fix/defrag the database it did find some errors but it will still not backup, what I have also read is to move the database to another drive and then defrag would this help? The only issue is I don’t have enough space on anther drive to do this.

I have built another Windows 2003/Exchange 2003 server and was hoping to detach the database and reattach on new system and try fixing from there but it will not attach, also I don’t know how to move the public folder structure across or is this part of the database file?

Thanks for any help you can give me

Julian

Hey guys,

We get two backups per day now but my boss would like to have the ability to recover Exchange to any point in time in the past 24 hours. Meaning restore the database and replay log files up to the time we need.

Assuming we lost everything, database and logs, how can we accomplish this? I was thinking of continuously copying log files onto another disk to protect them but now I am reading about lagged database copies and this sounds like it may do what I need. I am looking for any and all suggestions please.

Thank you,

Kevin

I was advised by the Vista people to post this inquiry here, as they
don't know of anything specific to Vista that would account for this:

Sometimes I've noticed that there's a lot of hard disk activity going
on as I shut Outlook 2007 down. This didn't seem to be a problem in
XP, but in Vista it seems to be more significant. I also noticed some
large fluctuations in the amount of free disk space, particularly
during shutdown of Outlook. My PST files tend to be pretty large,
usually at least 1Gb and frequently larger.

Questions: (1) is Vista making a "shadow copy" of the .PST file for
restoration, like with other Office file documents? and (2) is there a
way to exempt .PST files from this process?

Thanks.

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No matter which way i try I simply cannot arrange for my appointments to be
viewed on monthly calendar view showing appointments in time order. Several
appointments are re-occurring and they appear to take over the whole calender
as they are also colour coded. I use this calendar as a rota for shift work
and need to have it in time order. Anyone got any ideas? I used to have the
same problem with Outlook 2003 - thought it would have changed by now??


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