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Windows Server 2012 VM's can only be backed up using saved state RRS feed

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  • Hi Caleb,

    I have a suggestion, it is not very technical but it worked for me

    Try shutting down the virtual machine, detach its hard drive and apply.

    Reattach the hard drive and start up your virtual server, you should no be able to backup up your machine using online backup.

    Peter Åkerblom Stockholm.


    Tuesday, October 21, 2014 6:27 AM
  • Just tried removing, applying and then readding the hard drive.  No luck. Any other suggestions?
    Tuesday, October 21, 2014 4:45 PM
  • Hi,

    In addition to actions carried out in the thread you mentioned. I would suggest reviewing full announcement details (if not already) below surrounding the issue ensuring none of the conditions outlined within announcement have been overlooked.

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/home?forum=dpmhypervbackup&announcementId=e80a3581-6afa-4ed7-a015-602eb21e7c04

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    Tuesday, October 21, 2014 8:15 PM
  • I've confirmed the other requirements are being met.  Any other suggestions?
    Wednesday, October 22, 2014 4:07 PM
  • I'm still wanting a solution for this... anything?
    Friday, January 2, 2015 8:21 PM
  • Hi to do some digging around I would suggest the below to give us more details.

    Part 1

    1. From the Host (with Hyper-V      role installed) that own the problem guest vms open an administrative      command line
    2. Issue the    following command diskshadow.exe > C:\diskshadow.txt
    3. Next type list      writers
    4. Navigate to C:      find the diskshadow.txt and open in notepad
    5. From notepad      navigate to edit select find or issue Ctrl+F
    6. From the Find      window input the following Offline select Find Next.

    Examples

    Snip1: When in offline state = Caption: Offline\Guest Name

    * WRITER "Microsoft Hyper-V VSS Writer"

    - Writer ID   = {66841cd4-6ded-4f4b-8f17-fd23f8ddc3de}

    - Writer instance ID = {f2f24aa0-1a52-41a6-8f01-f0437d11718a}

    - Supports restore events = TRUE

    - Writer restore conditions = VSS_WRE_ALWAYS

    - Restore method = VSS_RME_RESTORE_IF_CAN_REPLACE

    - Requires reboot after restore = FALSE

    - Excluded files:

    + Component "Microsoft Hyper-V VSS Writer:\DB1CBE60-98DD-41D7-B7AF-B5A408DF56CC"

    - Name: DB1CBE60-98DD-41D7-B7AF-B5A408DF56CC

    - Logical path:

    - Full path: \DB1CBE60-98DD-41D7-B7AF-B5A408DF56CC

    Item interested in>>>>- Caption: Offline\ App1VM

    - Type: VSS_CT_FILEGROUP [2]

    - Is selectable: TRUE

    - Is top level: TRUE

    - Notify on backup complete: FALSE

    - Paths affected by this component:

    Snip2: When in online state = Caption: Online \Guest Name

    * WRITER "Microsoft Hyper-V VSS Writer"

    - Writer ID   = {66841cd4-6ded-4f4b-8f17-fd23f8ddc3de}

    - Writer instance ID = {f2f24aa0-1a52-41a6-8f01-f0437d11718a}

    - Supports restore events = TRUE

    - Writer restore conditions = VSS_WRE_ALWAYS

    - Restore method = VSS_RME_RESTORE_IF_CAN_REPLACE

    - Requires reboot after restore = FALSE

    - Excluded files:

    + Component "Microsoft Hyper-V VSS Writer:\DB1CBE60-98DD-41D7-B7AF-B5A408DF56CC"

    - Name: DB1CBE60-98DD-41D7-B7AF-B5A408DF56CC

    - Logical path:

    - Full path: \DB1CBE60-98DD-41D7-B7AF-B5A408DF56CC

    Item interested in>>>>- Caption: Online\App1VM

    - Type: VSS_CT_FILEGROUP [2]

    - Is selectable: TRUE

    - Is top level: TRUE

    - Notify on backup complete: FALSE

    - Paths affected by this component:

    1. If any entries      are retuned with Caption:  Offline for problem guest vms in question when searching for Offline these guest    ill not be backed up via DPM in an online state. If all items outlined in   pervious threads have been reviewed and confirmed as not being met I would      suggest the following

    Part 2  --If needed

    Ensuring the guest has the latest installation of Hyper-V integration services applied.

    1. Note the next  steps will require a reboot of the Guest VM to complete the installation      so perform outside of business hours. From the problem guest Vm via Hyper-V manager connect to the vm from actions select insert Integration Services Setup Disk.
    1. When Auto Play Window appears. Select install Hyper-V Integration Services.
    1.  A Upgrade Hyper-V Integration Services window will appear. Select ok to upgrade the installation if it has been detected a previous version.
    1.  At this point if selected ok at step 3 the installing will start
    1. Upon successful installation you will be asked to restart the system.
    1. Once Guest VM comes back online repeat Part 1 steps 1-7

     Note in Part 1 step 2 you should issue the following command diskshadow.exe > C:\diskshadow2.txt

    Overall we are trying to determine if the pervious identified Caption: Offline\ Guest is now showing as Online (like snip 2 example) if we find problem guest VM now reflects as online try and create newly created protect group for the guest via DPM. However if we find the problem guest still shows offline we are hitting at least one or more of the conditions outlined in below announcement

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/home?forum=dpmhypervbackup&announcementId=e80a3581-6afa-4ed7-a015-602eb21e7c04

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    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. Regards, Dwayne Jackson II. [MSFT] This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights."

    Thursday, January 8, 2015 4:21 PM
  • Hi

    First, look at this List for 12 Reasons about Saved State: https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=de&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.techguy.at%2F11-gruende-fuer-backup-using-saved-state-im-scdpm%2F&edit-text=&act=url

    Second: please Keep in mind, that you Need to

    remove DS from Protectiongroup

    Clear Protectiongroup Wizard Cache

    Re add DS to Protectiongroup

    that Changes take an effect.


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    Friday, January 9, 2015 1:17 PM