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Error with Hyper V snapshot RRS feed

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  • when I run vssadmin list writers this command I get this error:

    Writer name: 'Microsoft Hyper-V VSS Writer'
       Writer Id: {66841cd4-6ded-4f4b-8f17-fd23f8ddc3de}
       Writer Instance Id: {5fd999d8-3a4b-4fbd-81ba-27bc0ab5c203}
       State: [8] Failed
       Last error: Non-retryable error

    I can not create snapshot with Hyper V, VSS restart services and is still the error when i run the vssadmin list writers

    Thursday, April 17, 2014 2:57 PM

Answers

  • Use the diskshadow command to cleanup the orphaned snapshots, that will bring the Hyper-V VSS Writer back to a stable condition.  Then re-run your backup

    Diskshadow (press enter)

    delete shadows all (press enter)

    Thursday, April 17, 2014 4:58 PM

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