Back up Exchange 2010 Maiboxes

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Hey guys! I'm trying to back up Exchange 2010 mailboxes to avoid any lost of emails or accounts. I installed the back up feature in windows server 2008 to do these back ups. The problem is when I do a back up it fails...... I tried to back up the whole drive C: but somehow it fails to back up. The back up console gives me this error " the operation to back up the volume was stopped before the operation started running". I go to the Event Viewer and these are the warnings and errors related to the back up status. Any help would be appreciate! Thank you!

WARNING: EventID: 9857, Source MSExchangeIS.

"Exchange VSS Writer (instance 5a24b6d8-0190-470c-a9cb-7a2b83f7cf2e) has detected an orphaned backup instance (3c068356-1920-4895-89f4-21ee200bcdba). This means that the instance successfully completed the OnPrepareBackup phase, but was abandoned after that (without any further calls into the Exchange VSS Writer). The instance has been reclaimed"

ERROR: EventID 11003, Source FSCVSSWriter.

"Microsoft Forefront Protection VSS Writer failed when preparing for backup. Writer instance: FSCVSSWriter Error code: 0x00000000"

WARNING: EventID: 8229, Source VSS

" A VSS writer has rejected an event with error 0x800423f0, The shadow-copy set only contains only a subset of the
volumes needed to correctly backup the selected components
of the writer.
. Changes that the writer made to the writer components while handling the event will not be available to the requester. Check the event log for related events from the application hosting the VSS writer.

   PrepareForBackup event

   Execution Context: Writer
   Writer Class Id: {68124191-7787-401a-8afa-12d9d7ccc6ee}
   Writer Name: FSCVSSWriter
   Writer Instance ID: {368fb7d0-ca2f-4011-933e-6a03c9b946f8}
   Command Line: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Forefront Protection for Exchange Server\fscvsswriter.exe"
   Process ID: 6272"

ERROR: EventID: 521, Source Backup.

" The backup operation that started at '¿2012¿-¿04¿-¿16T13:23:34.855000000Z' has failed because the Volume Shadow Copy Service operation to create a shadow copy of the volumes being backed up failed with following error code '2155348129'. Please review the event details for a solution, and then rerun the backup operation once the issue is resolved."
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