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VSS writer 'SqlServerWriter' has failed ... after installation of SQL Server 2014

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Have been running Acronis Backup 11.5/11.7 for more than 2 years on a Win7-64bit machine with no problems.

Have been successfully backing up an application that used SQL Server 2008.

After installing an updated version of the application that requires SQL Server 2014 backups are now failing (log file at end of message).

The failures revolve around VSS writer 'SqlServerWriter'.  Using vssadmin list writers I can observe that

Writer name: 'SqlServerWriter' is in "State [8] Failed" and the Last error: "Non-retryable error".

If I restart the computer 'SqlServerWriter' is "Stable" with "No Error".

Launching the backup again results in failure, with 'SqlServerWriter' Failed with a "Non-retryable error".

Toggling Options>Default Backup Options>Volume Shadow Copy Servce" to "Use Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS)" or "Do not use VSS" seems to have no effect.

Here's the log:

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Log Entry Details

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Type:          Error

Date and time: 1/11/2017 1:00:59 PM

Backup plan:   Backup 7/6/2014 10:13:57 AM

Task:          Weekly backup

Code:          66,038(0x101F6)

Module:        1

Owner:         think

Message:      

  Operation with partition '0-0' was terminated.

Details:

Failed to create volume snapshot.

 

    Error code: 0x70021

    $module = "disk_bundle_vs_39029"

    Tag: 0xA5695862AAF8E69E

Failed to start creating the volume snapshot.

 

    Error code: 0x10C442

    $module = "disk_bundle_vs_39029"

    Tag: 0x14181C22EF45B0ED

VSS writer 'SqlServerWriter' with class ID 'A65FAA63-5EA8-4EBC-9DBD-A0C4DB26912A' has failed to process the snapshot.

 

    Error code: 0x10C469

    $module = "disk_bundle_vs_39029"

    Tag: 0x14181C22EF45AA24

Unknown Win32 error

 

    Error code: 0xFFF0

    code = 2,147,754,996 (0x800423F4),

    $module = "disk_bundle_vs_39029"

    Tag: 0xBD28FDBD64EDB8F8

Additional info:

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Error code: 502

Module: 1

LineInfo: a164035b3ff39289

Fields:  $module : disk_bundle_vs_39029

Message: Operation with partition '0-0' was terminated.

Details:

Failed to create volume snapshot.

 

    Error code: 0x70021

    $module = "disk_bundle_vs_39029"

    Tag: 0xA5695862AAF8E69E

Failed to start creating the volume snapshot.

 

    Error code: 0x10C442

    $module = "disk_bundle_vs_39029"

    Tag: 0x14181C22EF45B0ED

VSS writer 'SqlServerWriter' with class ID 'A65FAA63-5EA8-4EBC-9DBD-A0C4DB26912A' has failed to process the snapshot.

 

    Error code: 0x10C469

    $module = "disk_bundle_vs_39029"

    Tag: 0x14181C22EF45AA24

Unknown Win32 error

 

    Error code: 0xFFF0

    code = 2,147,754,996 (0x800423F4),

    $module = "disk_bundle_vs_39029"

    Tag: 0xBD28FDBD64EDB8F8

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Error code: 33

Module: 7

LineInfo: a5695862aaf8e69e

Fields:  $module : disk_bundle_vs_39029

Message: Failed to create volume snapshot.

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Error code: 50242

Module: 16

LineInfo: 14181c22ef45b0ed

Fields:  $module : disk_bundle_vs_39029

Message: Failed to start creating the volume snapshot.

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Error code: 50281

Module: 16

LineInfo: 14181c22ef45aa24

Fields:  $module : disk_bundle_vs_39029

Message: VSS writer 'SqlServerWriter' with class ID 'A65FAA63-5EA8-4EBC-9DBD-A0C4DB26912A' has failed to process the snapshot.

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Error code: 65520

Module: 0

LineInfo: bd28fdbd64edb8f8

Fields:  code : 2147754996, $module : disk_bundle_vs_39029

Message: Unknown Win32 error

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Acronis Knowledge Base: http://kb.acronis.com/errorcode/

 

Event code: 0x000101F6+0x00070021+0x0010C442+0x0010C469+0x0000FFF0+0x800423F4

 

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Any ideas?  I really need this machine backed up.

 

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Hello David,

The error message is generic, there should be more information in the Windows Event logs (Application and System). Please check Event logs for any disk, sql or vss related entries and post them here. 

Thank you,

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Here you are Ekaterina:

A VSS writer has rejected an event with error 0x800423f4, The writer experienced a non-transient error.  If the backup process is retried,
the error is likely to reoccur.
. Changes that the writer made to the writer components while handling the event will not be available to the requester. Check the event log for related events from the application hosting the VSS writer.

Operation:
   PrepareForSnapshot Event

Context:
   Execution Context: Writer
   Writer Class Id: {a65faa63-5ea8-4ebc-9dbd-a0c4db26912a}
   Writer Name: SqlServerWriter
   Writer Instance Name: Microsoft SQL Server 2014:SQLWriter
   Writer Instance ID: {0929761d-7ce3-4206-8d37-333de84bd771}
   Command Line: "C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlwriter.exe"
   Process ID: 3572

Additional information:

The application requiring the upgrade to SqlServer 2014 is "Act!" by Swiftpage.  I spoke with Swiftpage technical support and they suggested that I uninstall Act!, then Acronis, then SqlServer 2014, SqlServer 2008 and SqlServer 2005; all of which were on this machine.

I did so, then reinstalled Act! which installed SqlServer 2014. I then resinstalled Acronis.

After reinstalling everything I am still have the same issue.  The above log entry was created just after the reinstallation of Acronis.

 

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