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Backups failing at 0% RRS feed

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  • My WHS is acting up slightly.  My Vistax64 machine, amd 5600+, 8 gig ram, 300 gig velociraptor as c:, a 2x250 gig raid as d: has always backed up flawlessly.  This last week it stops at 0% and gives the "unable to create volume snapshot".  I have ran chkdsk /f /r and it does not find anything.  But the backups work for a few days once I reboot the machine.  They eventually start failing.  I have plenty of space on both hard drives and have made sure VSS service is running.  I have recently upgraded to norton 2009 but all three of my pc's have it and the other ones are still backing up normally.  

    event log points to VSS

    Backup set 67 on BLAH failed: Microsoft.HomeServer.Backup.VSS.ShadowVolumeException: VSS Operation timed out ---> System.TimeoutException: VSS Operation timed out
       at Microsoft.HomeServer.Backup.VSS.ShadowVolumeSet.Wait(IVssAsync va)
       at Microsoft.HomeServer.Backup.VSS.ShadowVolumeSet.CreateShadowVolume(VolumeInfo[] volumes)
       --- End of inner exception stack trace ---
       at Microsoft.HomeServer.Backup.VSS.ShadowVolumeSet.CreateShadowVolume(VolumeInfo[] volumes)
       at Microsoft.HomeServer.Backup.VSS.ShadowVolumeSet..ctor(VolumeInfo[] volumes)
       at Microsoft.HomeServer.Backup.BackupOp.BackupSetOperation.RunWithoutCatch()
       at Microsoft.HomeServer.Backup.BackupOp.BackupSetOperation.Run()

    Any ideas?

    athlon 3400, 2gb ram, 9 drives totaling about 3.5 tbs.
    Saturday, November 1, 2008 8:38 AM

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  • Probably norton 2009 installed it's own vss writer, which is now messing things up. Please have a look at this thread
    Saturday, November 1, 2008 10:55 AM
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