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Windows Server Backup "Fatal Error"

Posted on 2014-10-27
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My Windows 2008 Server Backup failed with the following message:

"A Fatal Error Occurred during a windows server backup operation
Error Details:
Unknown error (0x80042318)

Close windows server backup and then restart it."

I have not been able to close windows server backup.  
I have been able to use the "wbadmin" command line to disable backup, but this doesn't close it and I still can get to the backup.  I need some assistance to get this resolved.

I believe the error was caused by a disk error.

Thanks
Ken Graser
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by:noxcho
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Can you remove the WSB feature from the server and then re-add it?
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by:Kenbg
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noxcho,
I will have to try that after hours as I don't think the users will appreciate my rebooting in the middle of the day.  I seems logical but I won't know until I try.  Will let you know in morning.

Ken
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No luck, uninstalling and re-installing didn't fix the problem.  As soon as I reinstalled and started backup I got the same error message.
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But at least you were able to close and start the Windows Server Backup again.
Now, what errors referring to this error are there in Windows Events?
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by:Kenbg
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noxcho,

It appears that the error couldn't be cleared until the disk error that was causing it was resolved.  I replaced the external drive and all is well.

Thanks for the help
Ken
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