Can't restore Domain Controller, Shadow Copy expired
Posted on 2013-02-05
I'm trying to restore a Win Svr 2003 standard SP1 system using Symantec BE 12.5. The server is a Domain Controller. I'm restoring all HD partitions + Shadow copy components and the System State. I am performing the restore in Windows Directory service restore mode as recommended. The restore completes successfully, but when I reboot the system I get:
"lsass.exe - Security accounts manager initialization failed. Directory service cannot start. Error status 0xc0000Ze1. Reboot into directory service restore mode"
I am able to boot into Directory service restore mode ok, and in Event Viewer I think I've found the source of the problem:
Event Type: Error
Event Source: NTDS Replication
Event Category: Backup
Event ID: 1918
Description: The shadow copy service cannot restore Active Directory because the shadow copy used is too old. Shadow copy expiration date: 2012-09-02 18:23:48
It's not vital that this server is recovered at this stage because it's a Disaster Recovery machine, but I need to find a way of preventing this happening at the restore point by extending the Shadow copy expiration date.. or any other means! Any help much appreciated.