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Help for VSS - HyperV - WindowsBackup, please

  1. #1


    T.M. Taglicht Guest

    Help for VSS - HyperV - WindowsBackup, please

    Hi,

    I would appreciate some help for an issue with VSS - HyperV - WindowsBackup
    (WB).

    What happened:
    - Had 2 Hyper-v servers w2k8 with several VM's on them, backed-up with
    Windows Backup.
    - Updated all Hosts and VM's to W2k8-R2.
    - On 1 server WB runs fine.
    - On 1 server WB does not backup the volume containing the VM's, only if
    they are stopped, even so, in the Hyper-v console, the VSS shadow copies
    succedes.
    - The error is that the writer (hyper-v) cannot create the shadow copies.
    "The backup operation that started at '‎2009‎-‎08‎-‎24T10:01:21.706000000Z'
    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." (there is no more
    detail.....)

    What I did:
    - Recreated all VM's by using the existing VHD's only.
    - Resinstalled Hyper-v
    - Tried to remove all shadow copies: "C:\>vssadmin delete shadows /All".
    Got :
    "vssadmin 1.1 - Volume Shadow Copy Service administrative command-line tool
    (C) Copyright 2001-2005 Microsoft Corp.

    Error: Snapshots were found, but they were outside of your allowed context.
    Try removing them with the backup application which created them."

    I'm stucked here....
    I do not know how to use WBadmin to remove the shadows nor if I'm on a good
    path to troubleshoot this.

    Thanks in advance.

    TMT.






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  2. #2


    T.M. Taglicht Guest

    Re: Help for VSS - HyperV - WindowsBackup, please

    I try to make it shorter...

    On windows server 2008-r2,

    Windows Backup DO backup the volume on which are Hyper-v VM's, if they are
    STOPPED.
    Windows Backup DO NOT backup the volume on which are Hyper-v VM's, if they
    are RUNNING (1 or more).
    Thanks,
    Thomas.



    "T.M. Taglicht" <thomas.taglicht@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:uyifJeWJKHA.2516@newsgroup

    > Hi,
    >
    > I would appreciate some help for an issue with VSS - HyperV -
    > WindowsBackup
    > (WB).
    >
    > What happened:
    > - Had 2 Hyper-v servers w2k8 with several VM's on them, backed-up with
    > Windows Backup.
    > - Updated all Hosts and VM's to W2k8-R2.
    > - On 1 server WB runs fine.
    > - On 1 server WB does not backup the volume containing the VM's, only if
    > they are stopped, even so, in the Hyper-v console, the VSS shadow copies
    > succedes.
    > - The error is that the writer (hyper-v) cannot create the shadow copies.
    > "The backup operation that started at
    > '‎2009‎-‎08‎-‎24T10:01:21.706000000Z'
    > 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." (there is no more
    > detail.....)
    >
    > What I did:
    > - Recreated all VM's by using the existing VHD's only.
    > - Resinstalled Hyper-v
    > - Tried to remove all shadow copies: "C:\>vssadmin delete shadows /All".
    > Got :
    > "vssadmin 1.1 - Volume Shadow Copy Service administrative command-line
    > tool
    > (C) Copyright 2001-2005 Microsoft Corp.
    >
    > Error: Snapshots were found, but they were outside of your allowed
    > context.
    > Try removing them with the backup application which created them."
    >
    > I'm stucked here....
    > I do not know how to use WBadmin to remove the shadows nor if I'm on a
    > good
    > path to troubleshoot this.
    >
    > Thanks in advance.
    >
    > TMT.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >

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  3. #3


    Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS] Guest

    Re: Help for VSS - HyperV - WindowsBackup, please

    Hello T.M. Taglicht,

    For Hyper-V i suggest you use either:
    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...hyperv/threads

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...zation/threads

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
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    > Hi,
    >
    > I would appreciate some help for an issue with VSS - HyperV -
    > WindowsBackup (WB).
    >
    > What happened:
    > - Had 2 Hyper-v servers w2k8 with several VM's on them, backed-up with
    > Windows Backup.
    > - Updated all Hosts and VM's to W2k8-R2.
    > - On 1 server WB runs fine.
    > - On 1 server WB does not backup the volume containing the VM's, only
    > if
    > they are stopped, even so, in the Hyper-v console, the VSS shadow
    > copies
    > succedes.
    > - The error is that the writer (hyper-v) cannot create the shadow
    > copies.
    > "The backup operation that started at
    > '?2009?-?08?-?24T10:01:21.706000000Z'
    > 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." (there is no more
    > detail.....)
    > What I did:
    > - Recreated all VM's by using the existing VHD's only.
    > - Resinstalled Hyper-v
    > - Tried to remove all shadow copies: "C:\>vssadmin delete shadows
    > /All".
    > Got :
    > "vssadmin 1.1 - Volume Shadow Copy Service administrative command-line
    > tool
    > (C) Copyright 2001-2005 Microsoft Corp.
    > Error: Snapshots were found, but they were outside of your allowed
    > context. Try removing them with the backup application which created
    > them."
    >
    > I'm stucked here....
    > I do not know how to use WBadmin to remove the shadows nor if I'm on a
    > good
    > path to troubleshoot this.
    > Thanks in advance.
    >
    > TMT.
    >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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