the sql vss writer keeps failing on a windows 2008 server with sql 2008 on it, which is preventing it from being backed up properly..
any ideas on how to stop this from happening.
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COM+ Event System
COM+ System Application
MS Software Shadow Copy Provider
Volume Shadow Copy
Distributed Transaction Coordinator
listed the vss writers, saw the errored image, restarted the sql vss writer service, got it live again..ran the backup and it fails and the image goes back to a failed state..
EE is my last stop before dropping $250 on MS ticket.