Solved

Windows Server 2003 backup utiltiy timing out

Posted on 2009-05-18
3
263 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-07
When I try to run a backup either manually or scheduled, the Windows backup utlity aborts after a timeout error and logs the following report:

Backup Status
Operation: Backup
Active backup destination: File
Media name: "HMSAPP_Backup_Normal.bkf created 5/18/2009 at 4:05 PM"
Volume shadow copy creation: Attempt 1.
Timeout before function completed
Error returned while creating the volume shadow copy:0xffffffff.
Error returned while creating the volume shadow copy:ffffffff
Aborting Backup.
----------------------
The operation did not successfully complete.
----------------------
The destination for the backup files is a Buffalo Terastation. We have two other Windows 2003 servers one with almost identical hardware and they are backing up without any problems.
0
Comment
Question by:Matthew Yagi
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
WizardWill earned 500 total points
ID: 24418078
Is there any other applictaions running on this server what are you backing up is this x64

Have you looked at this micorosft KB

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/913360
0
 

Author Comment

by:Matthew Yagi
ID: 24456562
We are running 32 bit os.  This server has MS Exchange 2000, Active Directory, and SQL Server 2005 running on it.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Matthew Yagi
ID: 31582840
I took a look at the KB provided.  I seems that Backup and Volume Shadow Copy don;t work too well with SQL server.  It turns out that the SQL server was left over from an old program that was removed. After removing SQL Server the backup worked fine.
0

Featured Post

SharePoint Admin?

Enable Your Employees To Focus On The Core With Intuitive Onscreen Guidance That is With You At The Moment of Need.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Auslogics BoostSpeed 9 software 5 90
2003 Server DNS/FS errors 6 74
Cannot take ownership of a folder 8 77
Want Win 10 Pro to search like Server 2010 or 2012 27 114
So you have two Windows Servers and you have a directory/folder/files on one that you'd like to mirror to the other?  You don't really want to deal with DFS or a 3rd party solution like Doubletake. You can use Robocopy from the Windows Server 200…
Learn about cloud computing and its benefits for small business owners.
Nobody understands Phishing better than an anti-spam company. That’s why we are providing Phishing Awareness Training to our customers. According to a report by Verizon, only 3% of targeted users report malicious emails to management. With compan…
The Email Laundry PDF encryption service allows companies to send confidential encrypted  emails to anybody. The PDF document can also contain attachments that are embedded in the encrypted PDF. The password is randomly generated by The Email Laundr…

733 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question