Attended #MVPTour today, in Portland Tomorrow is Redmond.
Those that use Windows Backup some FYI’s
SBS2008 SBS2011 and Windows Server Backup is limited to 2TB in total
So no 2.5 TB Drives in SBS
In addition Issues with 4096 byte sector size drives…
Microsoft Backup is not designed to work with the large block sector only the 512 byte block sector drives.
(So any drive that has 4096 drives you will NOT be able to back up to it.)
Backup Fails With Error Code “2155348010″
This error doesn’t occur when are using that byte sector as the OS but as a backup drive.
Some of these drives you buy for backups are designed for PC Backups (Yes PC’s not servers) Which they will sometime Auto Shutdown, to save energy, and also have other “Energy” saving Features. (Software and sometimes firmware on the drive)
This means that they will sometimes SHUTOFF When they don’t detect I/O for some time and thus you do not get a backup. (This IMO is why you should avoid “GREEN” USB Drives for backups.)
When the HD shuts down of course BACKUPS WILL FAIL!!
This is not Microsoft’s Fault!!!
In addition to shutting down another common issue with these is when you power cycle your server and the USB External Drive does not show up. (Because of the “POWER Save Feature of the drive.)
Because these “Features” are not a Microsoft Issue or there is no way they can fix your drive.
I recommend getting a Drive that is either designed for Server backup, or get a simple USB External Drive case, (Generic with no Energy saving) and put in your own drive.
Just as a FYI!
I ran into this last week
I was getting VSS errors, So After my usually things I resorted to Try and Reconfigure Backups
However I got Error “The wizard cannot retrieve backup settings”
So I found this KB
But it didn’t help at all!
Writing to Microsoft Shawn Song, Supplied this as an answer I’m posting it here for others to gain from it.
(And this worked)
a. register the dlls with the following command:
Open a DOS Window (Run As Administrator)
Paste the below in it, (Or run each line I just like to copy and paste it does the same thing.)
cd /d %windir%\system32
net stop vss
net stop swprv
regsvr32 /i swprv.dll
regsvr32 /i eventcls.dll
(You have to select OK for eachone>)
Then do this.
Make sure the following key is correct:
Then right-click it select Permissions.
1. Make sure these object listed in the Permissions dialog box.
CREATOR OWNER = Special permissions
SYSTEM = FULL CONTORL
Administrators (domain\administrators) = FULL CONTROL
Users (domain\Users) = Read & Special permissions
EventSystem = Read & Special permissions
2. Then, go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\VSS\VSSAccessControl, below sub-key list here.
NT AUTHORITY\LOCAL SERVICE [REG_DWORD] 1 (0×00000001)
NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE [REG_DWORD] 1 (0×00000001)
NT Authority\NetworkService [REG_DWORD] 1 (0×00000001)
3. If there are other keys listed except above three, please export whole VSSAccessControl key to a *.reg file then remove all key except above three keys. If the value of above three keys isn’t 1, please change to 1.
c. Restart the server and check if the issue persists.
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