ID 2033 Details: The media is write protected (0x80070013) RRS feed

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  • Hello everyone,

    today a backup on one of our clients backup server started failing. Reason is, as mentioned above, (ID 2033 Details: The media is write protected (0x80070013)) and is failing for \\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\HarddiskColumeShadowCopy13\Hyper-V\Virtual Hard Disks\Hyper-V Replica\Virtual hard disks\[VHDX-NUMBER]\DC.VHDX. We did not change any write permissions.

    What could be the solution for this?

    Wednesday, December 19, 2018 2:29 PM


  • Hello!

    Is your client using System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) as backup software?

    By the looks of it, it appears to be a Hyper-V replica .VHDX that is failing, have you checked if there is no ongoing Hyper-V replication during the backup time? This would explain why it's write protected.

    Best regards,

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    • Marked as answer by DnnyFst Wednesday, June 5, 2019 7:11 AM
    Wednesday, December 19, 2018 2:45 PM