Oct 07

Problem(Abstract)

TSM client backups of Windows 2003 system state fail with varying VSS errors

Cause

Microsoft VSS failures

Resolving the problem

This list represents fixes available from Microsoft, listed in historical order, for Windows 2003 systemstate backup problems experienced by 3rd party backup vendors, including Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM).

KB # in bold represents the most current fix that is available. All the below VSS fixes should be reviewed for applicability and requested from Microsoft support.

    KBASE# FIX #
    ————–
    826936 139876
    833167 158865
    867686 188827 (No web link)
    887827 unknown (No web link)

All of the above fixes are rolled into Windows 2003 SP1. Microsoft KBase# 824721 documents the list of fixes included in SP1.

Subsequent to Win2k3 SP1, Microsoft has provided VSS Post SP1 fix packages:

    KBASE# FIX #
    ————–
    891957 unknown
    903234 unknown
    913648 unknown Note: 903234 is a prerequisite for the above patch and replaces 891957.
    915331 unknown
    923628 unknown

All of the above fixes are rolled into Windows 2003 SP2. Microsoft KBase# 914962 documents the list of fixes included in SP2.

Subsequent to Win2k3 SP2, Microsoft has provided VSS Post SP2 fix packages:

    KBASE# FIX #
    ————–
    940349 unknown
    934016 unknown Note: This is a COM+ rollup package required for VSS

Additional KB information from Microsoft:

    951568 – VSS-based backup operations may fail if VSS tracing is enabled on a Windows Server 2003-based computer that has hotfix 940349 applied.

written by Bosse


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