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Vss writers failed and timed out with symantec backup exec and cloud based

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My backups are failing, and when running vssadmin, it shows most of my writers are in a failed state.  I rebooted the server and they are still appearing.  I have two backup solutions, backup exec 12.5, and a cloud based backup.  originally it was an issue with conflict times, however these have been changed so jobs don't run on top of each other, but I still have this issue.  the results of vssadmin:

C:\Users\Admin>vssadmin list writers
vssadmin 1.1 - Volume Shadow Copy Service administrative command-line tool
(C) Copyright 2001-2005 Microsoft Corp.

Writer name: 'System Writer'
   Writer Id: {e8132975-6f93-4464-a53e-1050253ae220}
   Writer Instance Id: {bae4b67c-c363-42b5-9431-4eae694091d3}
   State: [9] Failed
   Last error: Timed out

Writer name: 'COM+ REGDB Writer'
   Writer Id: {542da469-d3e1-473c-9f4f-7847f01fc64f}
   Writer Instance Id: {0f317534-3ac4-40c9-b1c7-994fbe0d7723}
   State: [1] Stable
   Last error: No error

Writer name: 'BITS Writer'
   Writer Id: {4969d978-be47-48b0-b100-f328f07ac1e0}
   Writer Instance Id: {3524e278-e157-4f09-a425-dc15875db147}
   State: [1] Stable
   Last error: No error

Writer name: 'SqlServerWriter'
   Writer Id: {a65faa63-5ea8-4ebc-9dbd-a0c4db26912a}
   Writer Instance Id: {71709074-d481-4866-bfed-1b4e2370dfe1}
   State: [1] Stable
   Last error: No error

Writer name: 'ASR Writer'
   Writer Id: {be000cbe-11fe-4426-9c58-531aa6355fc4}
   Writer Instance Id: {350fabc4-02a1-401c-a173-783232c236ee}
   State: [1] Stable
   Last error: No error

Writer name: 'Dhcp Jet Writer'
   Writer Id: {be9ac81e-3619-421f-920f-4c6fea9e93ad}
   Writer Instance Id: {2b7d61f2-efb9-4e4c-b765-d8d13f8f85f1}
   State: [9] Failed
   Last error: Timed out

Writer name: 'Registry Writer'
   Writer Id: {afbab4a2-367d-4d15-a586-71dbb18f8485}
   Writer Instance Id: {c3aeedd7-863a-4a3c-9066-1853224fdf88}
   State: [1] Stable
   Last error: No error

Writer name: 'DFS Replication service writer'
   Writer Id: {2707761b-2324-473d-88eb-eb007a359533}
   Writer Instance Id: {981f1704-d8eb-4745-aa39-2149c8f0a1f9}
   State: [9] Failed
   Last error: Timed out

Writer name: 'WMI Writer'
   Writer Id: {a6ad56c2-b509-4e6c-bb19-49d8f43532f0}
   Writer Instance Id: {a5fbe841-33d3-4daa-827a-bd595d521a3b}
   State: [9] Failed
   Last error: Timed out

Writer name: 'NPS VSS Writer'
   Writer Id: {35e81631-13e1-48db-97fc-d5bc721bb18a}
   Writer Instance Id: {7513fd0f-a836-4a0a-97ea-bff584777e48}
   State: [9] Failed
   Last error: Timed out

Writer name: 'IIS Metabase Writer'
   Writer Id: {59b1f0cf-90ef-465f-9609-6ca8b2938366}
   Writer Instance Id: {103b01b6-031c-4407-9883-bd3bc0d8e117}
   State: [9] Failed
   Last error: Timed out

Writer name: 'IIS Config Writer'
   Writer Id: {2a40fd15-dfca-4aa8-a654-1f8c654603f6}
   Writer Instance Id: {a178e048-643e-4166-9116-b20b29c9d9f5}
   State: [9] Failed
   Last error: Timed out

Writer name: 'Shadow Copy Optimization Writer'
   Writer Id: {4dc3bdd4-ab48-4d07-adb0-3bee2926fd7f}
   Writer Instance Id: {cf8d6c59-5151-455e-8fa1-7410f2ea10b4}
   State: [1] Stable
   Last error: No error

Writer name: 'NTDS'
   Writer Id: {b2014c9e-8711-4c5c-a5a9-3cf384484757}
   Writer Instance Id: {f4e2e785-73b7-42ab-b2cd-3162c7e4ce0c}
   State: [9] Failed
   Last error: Timed out


C:\Users\Admin>vssadmin list providers
vssadmin 1.1 - Volume Shadow Copy Service administrative command-line tool
(C) Copyright 2001-2005 Microsoft Corp.

Provider name: 'CA XOsoft VSS Provider'
   Provider type: Software
   Provider Id: {564f2dcc-1817-4292-b4fc-0988b29fc840}
   Version: 1.0

Provider name: 'Microsoft Software Shadow Copy provider 1.0'
   Provider type: System
   Provider Id: {b5946137-7b9f-4925-af80-51abd60b20d5}
   Version: 1.0.0.7

Not sure what else to do at this point.

Thank you.
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This is on a Windows Server 2008 Standard with Service Pack 2 - Backing up Data files.
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Just check this once

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2009272
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/955078

Can you also check events in the App logs when the backup fails so we will have a broader view of the issue

- Rancy
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The issue was actually indeed a cloud based backup job that was still running at that time. When this was rescheduled the errors stopped. Thanks.
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Found own solution
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