Issue

Error : A000FED1 HEX or E000FED1 HEX or 0XFFFFFED1 HEX
A failure occurred querying the Writer status during backups and restores.

 

Error


Final Error Code: a000fed1 HEX (0xa000fed1 HEX) or e000fed1 HEX (0xe000fed1 HEX)Final Error Description: error 0XE000FED1  “A failure occurred querying the Writer status.”

Final Error Category: Resource Errors.

Error Text In Job Log: “AOFO: Initialization failure on: “Shadow?Copy?Components”. Advanced Open File.

OR

Final error: 0xe000fed1 – A failure occurred querying the Writer status.

V-79-57344-65233 – AOFO: Initialization failure on: “\”Server”System?State“. Advanced Open File Option used: Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS).
Snapshot provider error (0xE000FED1): A failure occurred querying the Writer status.
Check the Windows Event Viewer for details.

Writer Name: Active Directory, Writer ID: {B2014C9E-8711-4C5C-A5A9-3CF384484757}, Last error: 0x80042319, State: Failed during prepare backup operation (7).”

Event viewer shows the application error
Event ID: 12301
Description:
Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Writer NTDS did not respond to a GatherWriterStatus call

OR

Final error: 0x80042314 – 0x80042314 (2147754772)
V-79-10000-11231 VSS Snapshot error. Activity on a volume is preventing all volumes from being snapped. Try selecting the option ‘Process logical volumes for backup, one at a time’, and then run the job again

OR

System State and Shadow Copy Components backup of a server fails with error “0xe000fed1 – A failure occurred querying the Writer status”.

V-79-57344-65233 – AOFO: Initialization failure on: “System State”. Advanced Open File Option used: Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS).
Snapshot provider error (0xE000FED1): A failure occurred querying the Writer status. Check the Windows Event Viewer for details. Writer Name: Registry, Writer ID: {AFBAB4A2-367D-4D15-A586-71DBB18F8485}, Last error: The VSS Writer ran out of memory or resources (0x800423f1), State: Failed during prepare snapshot operation (8).
V-79-57344-65233 – AOFO: Initialization failure on: “Shadow Copy Components”. Advanced Open File Option used: Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS).
Snapshot provider error (0xE000FED1): A failure occurred querying the Writer status. Check the Windows Event Viewer for details. Writer Name: Event Logs, Writer ID: {EEE8C692-67ED-4250-8D86-390603070D00}, Last error: The VSS Writer failed. The operation cannot be retried (0x800423f4), State: Failed during prepare snapshot operation (8).

 

Solution

On Windows Server 2003 and 2008, the Backup Exec Shadow Copy Components file system implements a Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) Requester to protect critical operating system and application service data, and third party application and user data via VSS Application Writers. A VSS Application Writer is specific code within an application that participates in the Volume Shadow Copy Service framework to provide point-in-time, recovery-consistent operating system and application data. When a data protection operation of Shadow Copy Components is performed, the status of the involved VSS Application Writers must be queried to determine its status during the backup or restore.
(Problem occurs when activity on a volume is preventing all volumes from being snapped.)
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