VSS Backup failing
Posted on 2012-04-01
OS: Win 2008 R2 Ent x64
Purpose: Exchange 2010 Std + AD & DC
Destination: Win 2008 Std x86
Am using Windows backup VSS feature on the exchange server for daily backup. All was running fine and suddenly it was stopped. Checked all the services and network path. All are ok.
I have set a scheduled backup and get the following error.
System Reserved: The operation to back up the volume was stopped before the operation started running
C: The operation to back up the volume was stopped before the operation started running
System State: The operation was stopped. Detailed error: The volume shadow copy operation failed with error 0x800423F3. View the event log for more information
I googled the error and find that the C:\ needs to be marked as Active Partition. This server is configured for Raid-I. There is another partition which was created while installing the OS, its the system reserved partition which is already marked as Active. Now if I change the C:\ as active, will resolve my issue or will it cause any other issue while booting the server?
Also, after I get to see the backup failed message, The following two services are also stopped automatically:
Black level backup engine services
Volume Shadow copy
Thanks in advance