Volume Shadow Copy service stuck on 'Stopping' RRS feed

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  • Hello,

    Our backup had not worked over the weekend and when checking the services I can see the volume shadow copy service is displaying 'Stopping'

    This is on a 2008r2 server which don't really want to reboot as it's the only server in the school.

    Would be very happy for some advice. Thanks
    Monday, March 14, 2016 9:16 AM


  • You need to kill the PID for VSS service and try.

    tasklist /svc | findstr swprv

    Now Kill the Hung process ID,

    Syntax : KILL PID#

    Now restart the backup client service (Like Symantec netbackup or backup client)

    and start the VSS service again.

    If you are facing this issue frequently, Check if VSS version is outdated, If required Update the VSS version.

    Manjunath Sullad

    Monday, March 14, 2016 9:32 AM

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