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NTDS VSS Error message when running a backup

Posted on 2014-02-26
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Hi experts,

I have a Windows server 2008 R2 DC that is producing the follow error message when I run backup of the systems state.

"VSS: The writer failed due to an error that most likely would occur if another snapshot is created(NTDS)(Specific GetWriterStatus)(Snapshot continued) "

I ran the VSSDdmin list writers command and the NTDS writer is in a failed state. I re-register the dll files and reboot the server which fix the NTDS Writer.

However, when I run the backup for the Systems State for the DC, I get the same above message and the NTDS Write goes
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Run a vssadmin list shadows

If there are stale snapshots, delete them.

vssadmin delete * (or the name of the snap)
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Thank you, I will try this and let you know the results.
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Please award the points to Netman66. I  accidentally click the wrong item.
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Thank you!
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