AOFO: Initialization failure on Backup Exec 10d

Posted on 2009-04-27
Last Modified: 2013-12-01

We recently reinstalled Backup Exec 10d. Before that the jobs nearly always completed successfully but now our file system backup regularly completes with exception with the following message:

"AOFO: Initialization failure on: "C:". Advanced Open File Option used: Symantec Volume Snapshot Provider (VSP).
AOFO: Unable to get minimum quiet time for physical volumes. Reduce the activity on these volumes, or wait and run the backup when there is less activity on the volumes. "

One of the first things I did was to switch Automatic Updates services to Manual and stopped the service itself as I have seen it work on similar setups.

This hasn't done much though and would be grateful if somebody can provide me with a solution.


Question by:granite03
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    Just to be sure, try out the attached article by saiprasad and the following as well:

    1. Approximately 5% of disk space is available
    2. Disable anti-virus during backup job window
    3. Stop any database services during the backup job window.

    To add, please tell us what applications does this server runs.

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