Scheduled Volume Shadow Copy fails to run
Posted on 2006-07-14
I'll provide some background.
I have a VPN network spanning 3 counties, 4 offices. Each office had a PDC running Server 2003. 3 out of the four offices I cannot get volume shadow copy to run on a schedule. One of the offices the volume shadow copy service runs correctly when scheduled. (No errors appear in the event log when the service does not run)
The odd thing is when I manually tell the servers to run a volume shadow copy the process completes correctly. I have tested the ability to restore files on all 4 servers and it works properly. Currently I manually create the daily vsc on the three non working servers, but its a pain and I would rather not do that.
All servers are fast enough featuring Xeon 1.8 gig plus, some featuring dual processors.
The server in which VSC works correctly is a Micron netframe 3600 with dual 1.8 xeon processors. 1 gb memory, two mirrored scsi drives and a scsi drive to hold vsc.
The non working servers are
1. Micron 1800 with 2.4 xeon processor, 1 gb memory, 2 scsi drives mirrored with SATA VSC drive
2. Same as above server
3. Dell Poweredge 800 2.8 pentium 4 1gb memory, 2 sata drives
Could the problem with the servers be caused by mixing sata with scsi drives?? (i doubt this)
I'll provide any or all details requested,