Yet another SBS 2008 backup questions, VSS writer has unsuccessfully completed
Posted on 2012-03-13
Exchange VSS Writer (instance d4524552-8b1d-4ca3-9621-6db6bff07dbd:2) has unsuccessfully completed the backup of storage group 'First Storage Group'. No log files have been truncated for this storage group.
is the actual event log on this SBS 2008 SP2 machine.
I acquired a new client and found this error has been going on for years. It looks like the back up is clear, but ended in warnings. I also found a script that was manually deleting the log files found in "C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\Mailbox\First Storage Group" every day and I think this has to do with the consistency check failing, this not really backing up the database. Is there a way to just restart the clock so to speak, manually dump all the logs and then start over with a new back up job?
I stopped the scheduled task and now see the drive is filling rather quickly with the log files e0000002c4a0 etc etc. and can understand why he was doing this. I just don't want the headaches of restoring in this manner should something go wrong down the road.