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Posted on 2016-09-14
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When backing up using Dell Rapid recovery get VSS errors:
Windows 2012 r2
This server is on Vmware also is a RDS server.

Log Name:      Application
Source:        VSS
Date:          9/14/2016 7:36:23 AM
Event ID:      8193
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      Myserver
Description:
Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error calling routine CreateVssExamineWriterMetadata.  hr = 0x80042302, A Volume Shadow Copy Service component encountered an unexpected error.
Check the Application event log for more information.
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Operation:
   Writer Exposing its Metadata

Context:
   Execution Context: Requestor
   Writer Instance ID: {6EFD1358-5FC8-4AA9-9CE6-DA7702CB1E46}
   Writer Class Id: {4DC3BDD4-AB48-4D07-ADB0-3BEE2926FD7F}
   Writer Name: Shadow Copy Optimization Writer
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
  <System>
    <Provider Name="VSS" />
    <EventID Qualifiers="0">8193</EventID>
    <Level>2</Level>
    <Task>0</Task>
    <Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2016-09-14T12:36:23.000000000Z" />
    <EventRecordID>30705003</EventRecordID>
    <Channel>Application</Channel>
    <Computer>MYSERVER</Computer>
    <Security />
  </System>
  <EventData>
    <Data>CreateVssExamineWriterMetadata</Data>
    <Data>0x80042302, A Volume Shadow Copy Service component encountered an unexpected error.
Check the Application event log for more information.
</Data>
    <Data>

Operation:
   Writer Exposing its Metadata

Context:
   Execution Context: Requestor
   Writer Instance ID: {6EFD1358-5FC8-4AA9-9CE6-DA7702CB1E46}
   Writer Class Id: {4DC3BDD4-AB48-4D07-ADB0-3BEE2926FD7F}
   Writer Name: Shadow Copy Optimization Writer</Data>
    <Binary>2D20436F64653A2042554543584D4C4330303030393037302D2043616C6C3A2042554543584D4C4330303030393033312D205049443A202030303030343838302D205449443A202030303031303537322D20434D443A202022433A5C50726F6772616D2046696C65735C4170705265636F766572795C4167656E745C4167656E742E536572766963652E6578652220202D20557365723A204E616D653A204E5420415554484F524954595C53595354454D2C205349443A532D312D352D313820</Binary>
  </EventData>
</Event>
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by:noxcho
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What does the command: vssadmin list providers - show? Does it show them OK?
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by:ArneLovius
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what is the output from
vssadmin list writers

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My mistake, it instead of providers - should be writers...
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It took about 15 minutes to finish but here is the output:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.3.9600]
(c) 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>vssadmin list writers
vssadmin 1.1 - Volume Shadow Copy Service administrative command-line tool
(C) Copyright 2001-2013 Microsoft Corp.

Waiting for responses.
These may be delayed if a shadow copy is being prepared.

Writer name: 'Task Scheduler Writer'
   Writer Id: {d61d61c8-d73a-4eee-8cdd-f6f9786b7124}
   Writer Instance Id: {1bddd48e-5052-49db-9b07-b96f96727e6b}
   State: [1] Stable
   Last error: No error

Writer name: 'VSS Metadata Store Writer'
   Writer Id: {75dfb225-e2e4-4d39-9ac9-ffaff65ddf06}
   Writer Instance Id: {088e7a7d-09a8-4cc6-a609-ad90e75ddc93}
   State: [1] Stable
   Last error: No error

Writer name: 'Performance Counters Writer'
   Writer Id: {0bada1de-01a9-4625-8278-69e735f39dd2}
   Writer Instance Id: {f0086dda-9efc-47c5-8eb6-a944c3d09381}
   State: [1] Stable
   Last error: No error

Writer name: 'System Writer'
   Writer Id: {e8132975-6f93-4464-a53e-1050253ae220}
   Writer Instance Id: {e872185e-bc69-4e4f-b677-ef06a5004c7a}
   State: [5] Waiting for completion
   Last error: No error

Writer name: 'WIDWriter'
   Writer Id: {8d5194e1-e455-434a-b2e5-51296cce67df}
   Writer Instance Id: {cbb58c04-1a1c-4c2e-b05b-db16b9fd6c28}
   State: [5] Waiting for completion
   Last error: No error

Writer name: 'ASR Writer'
   Writer Id: {be000cbe-11fe-4426-9c58-531aa6355fc4}
   Writer Instance Id: {b2e911e8-bf03-4906-968d-2f9db66632e4}
   State: [5] Waiting for completion
   Last error: No error

Writer name: 'IIS Config Writer'
   Writer Id: {2a40fd15-dfca-4aa8-a654-1f8c654603f6}
   Writer Instance Id: {bd886497-0bf6-4447-9b92-c0e4ef2c856b}
   State: [5] Waiting for completion
   Last error: No error

Writer name: 'WMI Writer'
   Writer Id: {a6ad56c2-b509-4e6c-bb19-49d8f43532f0}
   Writer Instance Id: {723f626b-bc43-4e9c-a280-69fa32d4de16}
   State: [5] Waiting for completion
   Last error: No error

Writer name: 'BITS Writer'
   Writer Id: {4969d978-be47-48b0-b100-f328f07ac1e0}
   Writer Instance Id: {2aac8fcd-7851-46d6-abff-db4a4d3f7e86}
   State: [1] Stable
   Last error: No error

Writer name: 'TermServLicensing'
   Writer Id: {5382579c-98df-47a7-ac6c-98a6d7106e09}
   Writer Instance Id: {95c15dfe-8114-44fe-9623-7d098f408eac}
   State: [5] Waiting for completion
   Last error: No error

Writer name: 'Registry Writer'
   Writer Id: {afbab4a2-367d-4d15-a586-71dbb18f8485}
   Writer Instance Id: {24359f84-e0d2-433d-b426-d4a169de1125}
   State: [5] Waiting for completion
   Last error: No error

Writer name: 'COM+ REGDB Writer'
   Writer Id: {542da469-d3e1-473c-9f4f-7847f01fc64f}
   Writer Instance Id: {9137173a-61b2-4571-9c88-2421f07af9fd}
   State: [5] Waiting for completion
   Last error: No error


C:\Windows\system32>
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by:noxcho
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Have you seen this article from MS: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3098315
Says too many temp files in temp internet folder.
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by:jyoung127
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I was able to do that but that is where I then get confused what to do next. So I have the list of writers now what? Sorry I am noob when it comes to VSS writers.
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by:noxcho
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You don't need to do anything with writers. They look ok in your case. What you need to do is to clean up the temp directories according to MS article.
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by:ERNESTO RIOS
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run   vshadow command (vshadow C:) , Also clean snapshot and change to no limit the volumes on shadow copies properties and then restart the shadow copy service
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Qill try tonight
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Btw done of this stuff work I am still having the same issue.
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Means? You have deleted the content of internet temp files?
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Yea Still get the same error message and VSS takes forever to Queue.
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Make sure you have followed the article again and then restart the Microsoft VSS service. Or reboot the machine ones the cleaning is done.
Additionally perform CHKDSK on all partitions with /f key.
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by:jyoung127
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No luck so far. I am still having the same issue. Sorry for the Delay
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Can you post the most recent error? Is it still referring to the same source of the problem?
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Yes same error.
2016-10-06_8-33-48.jpg
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And what is in Application Event Log to which this event refers? As a last step you can try re-registering VSS dlls.
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Cool! Glad to hear you solved it!
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