Monday, January 07, 2013 1:41 PM
We have Networker 7.6 backing up Windows 2008 R2 servers and are running across a situation where a old file that was deleted is still being seen by VSS. Sometimes a reboot fixes it, sometimes it doesn't.
Is there a way to reset the VSS writers so that they rescan the file system ? Is there a good article on the internal workings of VSS and how it differs between the backup snapshot process and the previous version process ?
Thanks in advance.
Monday, January 07, 2013 2:55 PM
Is there a way to reset the VSS writers so that they rescan the file system ?
Answer: Yes, You can reset VSS writers, the services that need to be restarted to reset each of them. Some are rather obvious, others (System Writer for instance) not so much.
VSS Writer Service Name Service Display Name ASR Writer VSS Volume Shadow Copy BITS Writer BITS Background Intelligent Transfer Service COM+ REGDB Writer VSS Volume Shadow Copy IIS Config Writer AppHostSvc Application Host Helper Service IIS Metabase Writer IISADMIN IIS Admin Service Microsoft Exchange Writer MSExchangeIS Microsoft Exchange Information Store Microsoft Hyper-V VSS Writer vmms Hyper-V Virtual Machine Management Registry Writer VSS Volume Shadow Copy Shadow Copy Optimization Writer VSS Volume Shadow Copy System Writer CryptSvc Cryptographic Services WMI Writer Winmgmt Windows Management Instrumentation
Some of the above mentioned service might not exit.
Is there a good article on the internal workings of VSS and how it differs between the backup snapshot process and the previous version process ?
Answer: Good articles i found
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