VSS issue - Server 2008 Enterprise sp1 RRS feed

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  • Hi, I am experiencing Having a problem with VSS not working on a w2k8 Enterprise DC. SP1

    When trying to create a new shadow copy I get the error "Failed to create a shadow copy volume of D:\.

    Error 0x80042316: 0x80042316"

    Event viewer shows the following Event ID 7001 Source VSS

    VssAdmin: Unable to create a shadow copy: Another shadow-copy creation is in progress, so the current shadow copy cannot be created.  There are a number of common scenarios causing this problem:          * If Shadow Copies of Shared Folders is set up, ensure that no two volumes have schedules that lie within five minutes             of each other.           * If automatic backup of any form is scheduled, ensure that the backup schedule does not overlap with the schedule            used for Shadow Copies of Shared Folders.    Generally, retrying the operation after a few minutes or changing the schedule of an automatic task should fix this problem.

    Command-line: 'C:\Windows\system32\vssadmin.exe Create Shadow /AutoRetry=15 /For=\\?\Volume{6c1d5019-cc24-11dd-ad14-001a64ca5ff4}\'.

    Unsure if this is related, but VSS has not been working since I had the following issue, which is now resolved:

    I had been experiencing DFS issues recently, which was caused by the RPC port being changed to listen on the RPC port 5722. It's most probably that the port was occupied by other process and caused conflict with DFS service. As the replication didn't work, the DFS staging folder of a certain replication group accumulated large data in it and caused the replication group unable to replicate.

    This was resolved by using the   default RPC dynamic allocated port for DFS replication and by enlarging the staging folder for the replication group in question.

    Appreciate if someone can point me to the right place to ask

    Wednesday, June 10, 2009 3:49 AM