Windows Server 2012 Backup NOT RESPONDING RRS feed

  • Question

  • Sometimes, the Windows Server backup hangs at about mid-way through the entire backup process. Either manual or scheduled backup. It doesn't appear "frozen" as everything else seems to respond when clicked on. What seems confusing is that sometimes it works. I do not do anything else on the system as it is only used as database server via Hyper-V where database files are accessed in the guest OS of the virtual machine. 

    Current setup:

    Dell PowerEdge T110 Tower

    Intel Xeon E3-1220 v2 3.10Ghz

    4GB DDR3 RAM

    2 (hardware mirrored) RAID 500GB HDD's

    Windows Server 2012 R3

    Friday, January 29, 2016 2:56 AM


  • Hi sujirou,

    Thanks for your post.

    Is there any other error message in the event log ?

    Could you please try to run "wbadmin.msc" on the server. Does that load up properly?

    Please use Process Explorer (task manager on steroids) to see whether backup was doing anything.  This confirmed that the Windows Backup Engine (wbengine.exe) was running, but using very little resources and not actually reading or writing anything of interest.

    You could check the articles below.

    Windows Server Backup Hang


    Please Note: Since the web site is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

    In addition, you could refer to the thread discussed before.

    Windows Server Backup - Hangs while loading


    Best Regards,

    Mary Dong

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    • Proposed as answer by Mary Dong Monday, February 8, 2016 1:32 AM
    • Marked as answer by Mary Dong Monday, February 15, 2016 1:35 AM
    Friday, January 29, 2016 8:43 AM