VSS writer - Microsoft Exchange Writer Failed or Waiting for completion

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This is for Exchange 2007 on SBS2008

VSS writer - Microsoft Exchange Writer Failed or Waiting for completion

Cause: The VSS writer for Exchange Server enables applications to back up and restore Exchange storage groups that are stored on hardware that supports the VSS.

I am not very familiar with this environment.  Please advice on how to troubleshoot the VSS errors.

Thanks.
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Please install the following vss hotfixes for Win 2008 with Service Pack 2,it will resolve vss writer issue.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970770
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/ 972135
http://support.m icrosoft.com/kb/975832
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/9763 29
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975928

Hope this helps.

After installing above hotfixes reboot the server run vssadmin list writers and make sure all the vss writers are under stable state.

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Commented:
Thank you.  I wonder is VSS used to backup Exchange or what?  
Viral RathodConsultant
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YES EXCHANGE VSS WRITER IS REQUIRED FOR EXCHANGE BACKUP.

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THANK YOU!
Viral RathodConsultant

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Thanks for the points ,Have you installed the above hotfixes ?,is your exchange vss writer is stable ?

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