The writer failed due to an error


We saw this today on exchange 2013
[] The writer failed due to an error that would likely not occur if the entire backup, restore, or shadow copy creation process was restarted. (VSS_E_WRITERERROR_RETRYABLE)
We tested with (vssadmin list writers) and it looks OK.
Any ideas please guys?



To resolve this:

  1. Run this command in a command window vssadmin list writers. It is likely you will see the Exchange writer has failed.
  2. Update the Server and Exchange service packs from Microsoft and reboot the server to clear the VSS error.
  3. If the problem persists, also check the Windows event logs (application) for any VSS or disk errors.

Tags Ahsay OBM v6 v7
[VSSDatabaseExpt] No Writer found on this computer[VSSDatabaseExpt]