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Database copy / FullBackup / replication suspended / Microsoft Exchange Replica Writer failed state RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi Guys,

    In Exchange DAG, for a database copy protected in Fullbackup mode and where replication has been suspended, I noticed that "Microsoft Exchange Replica Writer" is in state "failed" on the Exchange Server ?

    Is this normal ?

    Does it mean that when replication is suspended database copy is considered in a unhealthy state and then FB backup won't occur ?

    (Or it's because Log truncation doesn't occur on the active mailbox database copy when one or more passive copies are suspended ??  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd335158.aspx)

    On Exchange Computer VSSADMIN list writers give :

    Writer name: 'Microsoft Exchange Replica Writer'
    Writer Id: {76fe1ac4-15f7-4bcd-987e-8e1acb462fb7}
    Writer Instance Id: {11297d1d-d274-4213-9558-92a9affda424}
    State: [7] Failed
    Last error: Retryable error

    In the Windows Event I found :

    Log Name:      Application
    Source:        MSExchangeRepl
    Date:          15/02/2012 19:00:21
    Event ID:      2112
    Task Category: Exchange VSS Writer
    Level:         Error
    Keywords:      Classic
    User:          N/A
    Computer:      xxxx
    Description:
    The Microsoft Exchange Replication service VSS Writer instance 7eaf3c04-a845-4366-bc70-043ead8615e2 failed with error code 80070015 when preparing for a backup of database 'xxxx'.

    Log Name:      Application
    Source:        MSExchangeRepl
    Date:          15/02/2012 19:00:21
    Event ID:      2024
    Task Category: Exchange VSS Writer
    Level:         Error
    Keywords:      Classic
    User:          N/A
    Computer:      xxxx
    Description:
    The Microsoft Exchange Replication service VSS Writer (Instance 7eaf3c04-a845-4366-bc70-043ead8615e2) failed with error 80070015 when preparing for a backup.

    Log Name:      Application
    Source:        VSS
    Date:          15/02/2012 19:00:21
    Event ID:      8229
    Task Category: None
    Level:         Warning
    Keywords:      Classic
    User:          N/A
    Computer:      xxxx
    Description:
    A VSS writer has rejected an event with error 0x800423f3, The writer experienced a transient error.  If the backup process is retried,
    the error may not reoccur.

    Log Name:      Application
    Source:        MSExchangeRepl
    Date:          15/02/2012 19:00:21
    Event ID:      2032
    Task Category: Exchange VSS Writer
    Level:         Error
    Keywords:      Classic
    User:          N/A
    Computer:      xxxx
    Description:
    The Microsoft Exchange Replication service VSS Writer (Instance 7eaf3c04-a845-4366-bc70-043ead8615e2) failed when terminating the backup.

    Wednesday, February 15, 2012 6:12 PM

Answers

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  • If the status of your exchange vss is failed DPM will not be able to take backup for your exchange.

    The only way to solve this is to restart the Exchange server.

    Hope that help,

    Laith.

    • Proposed as answer by Laith_IT Saturday, March 10, 2012 6:28 AM
    Monday, February 20, 2012 7:43 PM
  • After a couple of test I think it is a normal behaviour.

    Switching back the copy database in safe mode remove vss error.

    Stéphane.

    Friday, March 16, 2012 5:05 PM