troubleshooting Question

SBS 2011 server backup failing.

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SBSWindows OS* Volume Snapshot Service (VSS)
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I have a SBS 2011 server that recently the server backups stopped working. I believe the owner powered off the server during an image backup.
Most things pointed to running "PSConfig.exe -cmd upgrade -inplace b2b -force -cmd applicationcontent -install -cmd installfeatures" which has already been ran... I have even reran it just in case.
The error from windows event viewer
The backup operation that started at '‎2017‎-‎04‎-‎13T07:00:45.445000000Z' has failed because the Volume Shadow Copy Service operation to create a shadow copy of the volumes being backed up failed with following error code '2155348129'. Please review the event details for a solution, and then rerun the backup operation once the issue is resolved.

I looked at the vss writers and noted that only 1 has a problem...
Writer name: 'SqlServerWriter'

Writer ID: {a65faa63-5ea8-4ebc-9dbd-a0c4db26912a}
Writer Instance ID: {57af718e-2f96-4aa0-a04f-0d060bf2aafa}
State: [8] Failed
Last error: Inconsistent shadow copy

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