Solved

Yet another SBS 2008 backup questions, VSS writer has unsuccessfully completed

Posted on 2012-03-13
3
1,098 Views
Last Modified: 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.
0
Comment
Question by:tsaico
  • 3
3 Comments
 
LVL 9

Author Comment

by:tsaico
ID: 37717945
OK, found my answer in part, (resetting the clock on log files), which was turning on circular logging, unmounting db, then re-mounting (which there is a delay in mounting, while it is removing all those logs), then unchecking the circular logging, unmount and mount again,

I am running a Backup now, to see if it runs with no warnings.  (as a side note, i already checked the vsswriters command and it came up with no errors)
0
 
LVL 9

Accepted Solution

by:
tsaico earned 0 total points
ID: 37718250
OK, I just finished the backup, and it looks like this is the case.  The backup ran without a hitch and show completed successfully. It also removed the 10 or so 1 MB files it created when I turned it back to normal logging, so things look good.

Too bad I had to solve my own issue...
0
 
LVL 9

Author Closing Comment

by:tsaico
ID: 37718252
No one posted a single suggestion...
0

Featured Post

Control application downtime with dependency maps

Visualize the interdependencies between application components better with Applications Manager's automated application discovery and dependency mapping feature. Resolve performance issues faster by quickly isolating problematic components.

Question has a verified solution.

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

A lot of problems and solutions are available on the net for the error message "Source server does not meet minimum requirements for migration" while performing a migration from Small Business Server 2003 to SBS 2008. This error pops up just before …
If you are a user of the discontinued Microsoft Office Accounting 2008 (MSOA) and have to move to a new computer running Windows 8, you will be unhappy to discover that it won't install.  In particular, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition (SSE…
This is a video that shows how the OnPage alerts system integrates into ConnectWise, how a trigger is set, how a page is sent via the trigger, and how the SENT, DELIVERED, READ & REPLIED receipts get entered into the internal tab of the ConnectWise …
Delivering innovative fully-managed cloud services for mission-critical applications requires expertise in multiple areas plus vision and commitment. Meet a few of the people behind the quality services of Concerto.

930 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

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

10 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now