SharePoint Backup Never Finishes

Hey Guys,

I have this job running in SharePoint; Search Backup and Restore (pause) application c565948f-b8fe-4092-9365-04f4d4371ecc server SHAREPOINT

But it never finishes, just stays @ 0% has anyone seen this before?
liminalAsked:
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techrevmarrellCommented:
Not sure if they job is paused or is the name of the job have the word paused in it? Could it be the job is waiting on another job to finish? Do other timer jobs complete? sometimes restarting the timerjob service can help.
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Justin SmithSr. System EngineerCommented:
Screenshot?  
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liminalAuthor Commented:
Sure... So as you can see it's running... I'm confused as to why it has paused in the name SharePoint Error
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Justin SmithSr. System EngineerCommented:
Can you click on it from this page and cancel?  If not, try looking on the Job Definitions page.  Delete it if its listed.
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liminalAuthor Commented:
Yep deleted the job from the Job Definitions page... but as soon as I run the Backup job again… Same thing? Any ideas?

Thanks
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Justin SmithSr. System EngineerCommented:
What does your backup job consist of?  What exactly is being backed up?
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liminalAuthor Commented:
The whole farm??

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chompishkCommented:
Have you checked the VSS writers for errors?

vssadmin list writers

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Also, any events in the event logs relating to VSS or backups?
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liminalAuthor Commented:
OK I think I found it… But I have no idea how to fix this (or why it happened)

The mount operation for the gatherer application c565948f-b8fe-4092-9365-04f4d4371ecc has failed because the schema version of the search administration database is less than the minimum backwards compatibility schema version supported for this gatherer application. The database might not have been upgraded.

So I’m guessing it can’t mount the DB to back it up so it just hangs… I don’t know why this didn’t appear before… anyway. I may be able to find something on google… but if you know the answer let me know

Thanks for all your help :)
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Justin SmithSr. System EngineerCommented:
was this environment upgraded?  is it foundation, or full sharepoint server 2010?
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liminalAuthor Commented:
Yeah no its working now; for whatever reason SharePoint SP1 did not upgrade the search database. So it could not mount it for backup.

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/pl-PL/smallbusinessserver/thread/94c5f178-f020-4d0f-ba7c-11c415d0d862

That explains it… I don’t have SBS though, only dif
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techrevmarrellCommented:
So upgrading the search DB, resolved the issue?
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liminalAuthor Commented:
Yes thats right, from MS

Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) was recently released through Microsoft Update. On a default installation, Windows SBS 2011 Standard administrators should be able to see it in the SBS Console and would need to approve it for installation before it is offered for installation on the server.

Since SharePoint Foundation 2010, patching SharePoint is a two-step process. The updated binaries are first installed and then PSCONFIG must be completed to update the SharePoint databases.
Without completing PSCONFIG, you might experience unexpected SharePoint search failures and all backups may stop working on the affected server.
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liminalAuthor Commented:
Please follow this link for the CMD that needs to be used to upgrade you DB
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Justin SmithSr. System EngineerCommented:
So I guess me going down the upgrade path doesn't deserve any credit :-|
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