Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Windows 2003 Shadow Copies aborted during power outage

Posted on 2013-10-25
2
Medium Priority
?
263 Views
Last Modified: 2014-01-30
We have Shadow copies configured on our servers.  Data is stored on a Windows 2003 server (Win02), with a shared drive on Win02 (Drive F:) connected to our SAN.  We have shadow copies configured to take snapshots 4 times a day.  It's been working fine.

I went to restore a previous version today, and all the previous versions show up as "white" icons of an "unspecified" type.  No dates are associated with any.  If I try to restore it, it says the previous version no longer exists.

This is only happening on the data we have stored on the SAN.  All other previous versions on Win02 that are stored locally on that server are working.

If I go to where I configure the shadow copies and select "create now", it seems to create it.  But I get the same behavior when I try to restore it -- it doesn't exist.

I do see an error in the event viewer from when we had a power outage two weeks ago.  The event ID 14, Sourse VolSnap, says "copies of volume F were aborted because of an IO failure on Volume F."  How do I get these started again?  I've since rebooted the server.

I realize I probably have lost the previous snapshots but I'd like to get this running again.  The service is running, but the snapshots it is making are "invalid".  Thank you.
0
Comment
Question by:CMCo
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
Biniek earned 2000 total points
ID: 39601863
I suppose, that can be problem with VSS hardware provider for the SAN

You should install the VSS hardware provider for the SAN.

There is some examples of hardware VSS provider (The table  contains the list of VSS hardware provider tested to be compatible with DPM, but it will be helpful)
http://blogs.technet.com/b/dpm/archive/2010/07/08/tested-hardware-vss-provider-table.aspx

Some interesting information about VSS:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee923636(v=ws.10).aspx
http://blogs.technet.com/b/josebda/archive/2007/10/10/the-basics-of-the-volume-shadow-copy-service-vss.aspx
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:CMCo
ID: 39822618
The fix was related to this.  Our SAN support tech resolved it.  Thanks!
0

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Workplace bullying has increased with the use of email and social media. Retain evidence of this with email archiving to protect your employees.
In this article we will learn how to backup a VMware farm using Nakivo Backup & Replication. In this tutorial we will install the software on a Windows 2012 R2 Server.
In this video, we discuss why the need for additional vertical screen space has become more important in recent years, namely, due to the transition in the marketplace of 4x3 computer screens to 16x9 and 16x10 screens (so-called widescreen format). …
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…

609 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question