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Altaro reporting "Crash-consistent backup"

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I've been backing up my 2 Hyper-V guest machines using Altaro for a while now.  Everything was working fine.  But now Altaro is reporting "Crash-consistent backup".  I've run a "vssadmin list writers" and none of the writers have any errors.

There is nothing odd in the Event log for the VM guest that is failing on backup.  However, in the Event logs for the VM host I found this:
"VssAdmin: Unable to create a shadow copy: Either the specified volume was not found or it is not a local volume. Command-line: 'C:\Windows\system32\vssadmin.exe Create Shadow /AutoRetry=15 /For=\\?\Volume{f369330f-be43-11e2-b81d-001b21a9389c}\'. "

Per the MS knowledgebase http://support.microsoft.com/kb/833779 I found & deleted the Scheduled task that snapshots to Volume{f369330f-be43-11e2-b81d-001b21a9389c}.


http://www.mcbsys.com/techblog/2012/02/delete-orphaned-vss-task/

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/64127ca1-06d5-4f6e-9f3d-98e629a038c7/vssadmin-unable-to-create-a-shadow-copy-failure-either-the-specified-volume-was-not-found-or-it-is?forum=winserverfiles


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