DPM 2007 Protected Server VSS Event ID: 12289 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a VMWare Windows 2008 Std 64-bit server that hung yesterday.  It is our ERP server.  Looking in the Event log I see many of the same errors as below.  Could this be causing the hang?  DPM could not contact, nor could SQL 2005 even though it wass pingable. Nor could I login, had to access with vsphere to the ESXi 4.1 server and power down and restart, never a good option.

    Log Name:      Application
    Source:        VSS
    Date:          4/2/2013 6:46:18 PM
    Event ID:      12289
    Task Category: None
    Level:         Error
    Keywords:      Classic
    User:          N/A
    Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error CreateFileW(\\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy5120,0xc0000000,0x00000003,...).  hr = 0x80070020.
    Event Xml:
    <Event xmlns="">
        <Provider Name="VSS" />
        <EventID Qualifiers="0">12289</EventID>
        <TimeCreated SystemTime="2013-04-02T22:46:18.000Z" />
        <Security />

    Peter Jam

    Friday, April 5, 2013 12:57 PM


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    Tuesday, September 3, 2013 9:25 PM