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Help for VSS - HyperV - WindowsBackup, please

T

T.M. Taglicht

#1
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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T

T.M. Taglicht

#2
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
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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.
>
>
>
>
>
 

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M

Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS]

#3
Hello T.M. Taglicht,

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

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/windowsserver2008r2virtualization/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.
>
 

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