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microsoft VSS writers issues daily server reboot or service restart does not work.

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  • Hello

    I have three servers (all of which are VMs but on different hosts) running windows 2012 R2 Standard.  They are running DFS, DHCP, File servers.  

    When running VSSADMIN List Writers I see them in error state or Timed out.

    I reboot the servers and the writers are stable for a day or two.  I restart services and they are stable for 24 hours or so.

    I read that you are not to <g class="gr_ gr_331 gr-alert gr_spell gr_run_anim gr_inline_cards ContextualSpelling ins-del multiReplace" data-gr-id="331" id="331">rereigster</g> VSS with windows 2008 R2 or above.

    Can someone point me in another direction to look for a <g class="gr_ gr_425 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_run_anim gr_inline_cards Punctuation multiReplace" data-gr-id="425" id="425">fix.</g>

    I have multiple writers with issues.  

    > > Writer name: 'System Writer'
           Writer Id: {e8132975-6f93-4464-a53e-1050253ae220}
           Writer Instance Id: {87b0ab91-3171-4b28-a400-34bb338858dc}
           State: [9] Failed
           Last error: Timed out
    > > Writer name: 'FSRM Writer'
           Writer Id: {12ce4370-5bb7-4c58-a76a-e5d5097e3674}
           Writer Instance Id: {e7bb9db3-0df8-4d23-aa5c-621d90366dd0}
           State: [9] Failed
           Last error: Timed out
    > > Writer name: 'Shadow Copy Optimization Writer'
           Writer Id: {4dc3bdd4-ab48-4d07-adb0-3bee2926fd7f}
           Writer Instance Id: {4bde185b-15a3-47a5-8554-cfe6e455a25c}
           State: [9] Failed
           Last error: Timed out
    > > Writer name: 'Registry Writer'
           Writer Id: {afbab4a2-367d-4d15-a586-71dbb18f8485}
           Writer Instance Id: {b13bf2a7-87ac-41ee-8ea6-e27d6a50d5b2}
           State: [9] Failed
           Last error: Timed out
    > > Writer name: 'WMI Writer'
           Writer Id: {a6ad56c2-b509-4e6c-bb19-49d8f43532f0}
           Writer Instance Id: {d19223bf-30f5-4e23-8eb0-f9c3208fcbd7}
           State: [9] Failed
           Last error: Timed out
    > > Writer name: 'COM+ REGDB Writer'
           Writer Id: {542da469-d3e1-473c-9f4f-7847f01fc64f}
           Writer Instance Id: {d6617ce1-3852-4afb-ae1b-95776fef6167}
           State: [9] Failed
           Last error: Timed out
    > > Writer name: 'Dhcp Jet Writer'
           Writer Id: {be9ac81e-3619-421f-920f-4c6fea9e93ad}
           Writer Instance Id: {afd1f8f1-321e-443b-8a90-bcc4e6316b0d}
           State: [9] Failed
           Last error: Timed out



    • Edited by michaelPSD70 Tuesday, April 11, 2017 4:45 PM update
    Tuesday, April 11, 2017 4:44 PM

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  • Hi Michael,

    Please see if following wiki helps

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/7309.backup-fails-with-error-message-writer-missing-or-failed-or-timed-out-or-waiting-for-completion-in-vssadmin.aspx

    In addition, check the if there any error message in the event viewer.

    Best Regards,

    Mary


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    Wednesday, April 12, 2017 6:42 AM
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  • Hi,

    Any updates? If you have more information please feel free to contact us.

    Best Regards,

    Mary


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    Friday, April 21, 2017 6:52 AM
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  • rebooting does not help

    restarting the services does not help

    <g class="gr_ gr_87 gr-alert gr_tiny gr_spell gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim ContextualSpelling multiReplace" data-gr-id="87" id="87">i</g> am not sure if I <g class="gr_ gr_18 gr-alert gr_spell gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim ContextualSpelling ins-del multiReplace" data-gr-id="18" id="18">dont</g> have enough logging turned on but I <g class="gr_ gr_40 gr-alert gr_spell gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim ContextualSpelling ins-del multiReplace" data-gr-id="40" id="40">dont</g> see much of anything in event viewer.

    If <g class="gr_ gr_107 gr-alert gr_tiny gr_spell gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim ContextualSpelling multiReplace" data-gr-id="107" id="107">i</g> reboot the server it might be out for one day <g class="gr_ gr_106 gr-alert gr_spell gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim ContextualSpelling" data-gr-id="106" id="106">but </g><g class="gr_ gr_106 gr-alert gr_spell gr_inline_cards gr_disable_anim_appear ContextualSpelling" data-gr-id="106" id="106">than</g> the day after the <g class="gr_ gr_112 gr-alert gr_spell gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim ContextualSpelling ins-del multiReplace" data-gr-id="112" id="112">vss</g> are not working again.

    Friday, April 21, 2017 2:22 PM
  • Hi michaelPSD70,

    >rebooting does not help
    >restarting the services does not help
    >i am not sure if I dont have enough logging turned on but I dont see much of anything in event viewer.
    >If i reboot the server it might be out for one day but than the day after the are not working again.

    If so, I suggest you might consider to contact Microsoft Customer Support Services (CSS) so that a dedicated Support Professional can help you on this issue. Maybe need to re-registry the writers.
    Appreciate your support and understanding
     To obtain the phone numbers for specific technology request please take a look at the web site listed below.
     https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/worldwide.aspx

    Best Regards,

    Mary


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    Monday, April 24, 2017 8:09 AM
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