exchange 2010

pramod1
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we have exchange DAG servers having databases  on different volumes

lately full back up is failing (VSS failures) unable to access snap shot and delete it

also incremental is successful bur full back up done once a week is failing.

where should I check the VSS volume , on c drive of each exchange server who is member of DAG or volumes drives where databases are there,

where do I need to check VSS configuration
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viktor grantExchange Servers

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Hi Pramod,

Could you check with the following command:

vssadmin list writers

Could you copy and paste the results?

Cheers
Tom CieslikIT Engineer
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Double check available disk space on C drive and drive where your database is stored.
Most of VSS errors are coming because of not enough space for snapshot.

vssadmin list writers should tell you about what driver is falling.
You can also post error message with error number here, it would help diagnose.

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vss  admin list writers shows no errors,(Double check available disk space on C drive and drive where your database is stored.
 Most of VSS errors are coming because of not enough space for snapshot.) what should be the space required is it 320 mb free?
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How big your database is ?
For volumes less than 500 megabytes, the minimum is 50 megabytes of free space. For volumes more than 500 megabytes, the minimum is 320 megabytes of free space. It is recommended that least 1 gigabyte of free disk space on each volume if the volume size is more than 1 gigabyte.

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you mean for vss

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where can I check the vss configuration on each volume whether it 320 mb of free space , I am kind of confused as full backups are failing and incremental backups are ok

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is it vss space or disk space
viktor grantExchange Servers

Commented:
Hi Pramod,

Could you run the following command:

vssadmin list writers

Please share the results.

Cheers

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I have ran that command, there is no error reported, all I need to know where should I check the vss space

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