Solved

Exchange 2010 VSS Replica Writer Errors 2008 R2

Posted on 2013-11-12
2
1,341 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-16
Hi Folks,  Having issues using Avamar Exchange VSS backup's.

Backup run through of Passive Node in DAG but logs do not truncate and get this error at the end of the backup:

ERROR: Selected writer 'Microsoft Exchange Replica Writer' reported an error!
   - Status: 1 (VSS_WS_STABLE)
   - Writer Failure code: 0x800423f3 (VSS_E_WRITERERROR_RETRYABLE)
0
Comment
Question by:999
  • 2
2 Comments
 
LVL 32

Expert Comment

by:Rodney Barnhardt
ID: 39645652
I have been using Avamar for several years. I ran into a similar problem when we moved to Exchange 2010. From working with Avamar support, I found out that the only way the logs will clear is to backup the active node. The passive node will not clear the logs. Also, with Exchange 2010, unless there is a minimum number of log entries, the logs will not purge for up to 4 days. I had called MS, because on several small databases, even though my backups were successful, the logs were not purging on just those. I believe the link below is the one they sent me:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/timmcmic/archive/2012/03/12/exchange-2010-log-truncation-and-checkpoint-at-log-creation-in-a-database-availability-group.aspx

While I do not remember the VSS error I was getting, it was resolved by making a permission change to the DCOM and adding Network Services. This was done by In Component Services, click Console root, expand Component Services, expand Computers, and then click My Computer. On the Action menu, click Properties. Click on the "COM Security" tab. Select "Edit Defaults" under "Access Permissions". Click Add and Enter "Network Services", then check the "Allow" on Local Access. It should look like this when done:
 Security Changes
0
 
LVL 32

Accepted Solution

by:
Rodney Barnhardt earned 500 total points
ID: 39645673
BTW, I have not seen any performance problems backing up the active node. Their recommendation was to select "Always" on the Options page, although I have just left it as the active writer.
0

Featured Post

Use Case: Protecting a Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure

Microsoft Azure is rapidly becoming the norm in dynamic IT environments. This document describes the challenges that organizations face when protecting data in a hybrid cloud IT environment and presents a use case to demonstrate how Acronis Backup protects all data.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Microsoft License Verification Process?? 12 643
Server Backup on 2016 Essentials Box 1 61
Rdp printing 5 23
domain and forest trust 1 9
My previous article  (http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/Windows_Server_2008/A_4466-A-beginners-guide-to-installing-SCCM2007-on-Windows-2008-R2-Server.html)detailed one possible method to get SCCM 2007 installed an…
Have you considered what group policies are backwards and forwards compatible? Windows Active Directory servers and clients use group policy templates to deploy sets of policies within your domain. But, there is a catch to deploying policies. The…
This video Micro Tutorial explains how to clone a hard drive using a commercial software product for Windows systems called Casper from Future Systems Solutions (FSS). Cloning makes an exact, complete copy of one hard disk drive (HDD) onto another d…
Windows 8 came with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from that interface was a Start button and Start Menu. Microsoft responded to negative user feedback of the Metro interface, bringing back the Start button a…

829 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