Could not create Volume Shadow Copy. Locked files will not be copied.

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fullbore
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Could not create Volume Shadow Copy. Locked files will not be copied.

Post by fullbore » Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:14 am

[25/10/2011 00:16:24] Preparing shadow copy
[25/10/2011 00:16:31] Could not create Volume Shadow Copy. Locked files will not be copied.

And at the relevant time the event log has these entries-

Event Type: Warning
Event Source: EventSystem
Event Category: (52)
Event ID: 4354
Date: 25/10/2011
Time: 00:16:30
User: N/A
Computer: TIRNANOG
Description:
The COM+ Event System failed to fire the RequestWriterInfo method on subscription {7B0A4D99-876D-4B24-9D3C-E58EB7E31913}-{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}-{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}. The subscriber returned HRESULT 8002801D.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.



Event Type: Error
Event Source: VSS
Event Category: None
Event ID: 12302
Date: 25/10/2011
Time: 00:16:30
User: N/A
Computer: TIRNANOG
Description:
Volume Shadow Copy Service error: An internal inconsistency was detected in trying to contact shadow copy service writers. Please check to see that the Event Service and Volume Shadow Copy Service are operating properly.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

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Re: Could not create Volume Shadow Copy. Locked files will not be copied.

Post by Support » Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:12 pm

Hi,

Please go to Start->Control Panel->Administrative Tools->Services
Make sure the Volume shadow copy service is started and working properly.

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Re: Could not create Volume Shadow Copy. Locked files will not be copied.

Post by fullbore » Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:33 am

I thought Bacjup4All started and stopped the service itself

Niamh

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Re: Could not create Volume Shadow Copy. Locked files will not be copied.

Post by Support » Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:49 am

Hi,

It does that under normal conditions.
If there is a problem (another application crashes without restarting it or other situations), the service needs to be manually started.

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Re: Could not create Volume Shadow Copy. Locked files will not be copied.

Post by fullbore » Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:40 am

It seems to happen 2-3 times a week, which is more frequent than I'd expect.

Niamh

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Re: Could not create Volume Shadow Copy. Locked files will not be copied.

Post by fullbore » Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:07 pm

Even stranger-

[05/12/2011 00:00:26] Backup4all Professional Edition 4.6.260
[05/12/2011 00:00:26] Starting backup for "Local Full Backup" at 05/12/2011 00:00:26
[05/12/2011 00:00:26] Operating system: Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (build 2600)
[05/12/2011 00:00:26] Backup Summary:

[05/12/2011 00:28:48] Preparing shadow copy
[05/12/2011 00:29:03] Could not create Volume Shadow Copy. Locked files will not be copied. Cannot connect to the vss server. The system cannot find the file specified

Event Type: Information
Event Source: Service Control Manager
Event Category: None
Event ID: 7035
Date: 04/12/2011
Time: 00:26:21
User: NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
Computer: TIRNANOG
Description:
The MS Software Shadow Copy Provider service was successfully sent a start control.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

Event Type: Information
Event Source: Service Control Manager
Event Category: None
Event ID: 7036
Date: 04/12/2011
Time: 00:26:21
User: N/A
Computer: TIRNANOG
Description:
The MS Software Shadow Copy Provider service entered the running state.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

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Re: Could not create Volume Shadow Copy. Locked files will not be copied.

Post by Support » Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:44 am

Hi,

Please start the service and set it to Manual. Do you still have that problem?

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Re: Could not create Volume Shadow Copy. Locked files will not be copied.

Post by fullbore » Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:27 pm

The next backup went fine, but the service is now stopped.

Niamh

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Re: Could not create Volume Shadow Copy. Locked files will not be copied.

Post by fullbore » Fri Dec 09, 2011 6:47 am

And this morning it's back to-

[09/12/2011 00:27:05] Preparing shadow copy
[09/12/2011 00:27:08] Could not create Volume Shadow Copy. Locked files will not be copied. Cannot connect to the vss server. The system cannot find the file specified

Event Type: Information
Event Source: Service Control Manager
Event Category: None
Event ID: 7035
Date: 08/12/2011
Time: 00:26:30
User: NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
Computer: TIRNANOG
Description:
The Volume Shadow Copy service was successfully sent a start control.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

Event Type: Information
Event Source: Service Control Manager
Event Category: None
Event ID: 7036
Date: 08/12/2011
Time: 00:26:30
User: N/A
Computer: TIRNANOG
Description:
The Volume Shadow Copy service entered the running state.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

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