Help needed in checking VSS writer settings?

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Help needed in checking VSS writer settings?

Veeam Logoby Mr Dudeman » Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:45 pm

Hi Everyone,

I am trying to fault find an error with connecting to guest VMs.

Towards this end I have been working through the VEEAM KB below -

I am currently stuck on the instruction 'Make sure the VSS writers are set to automatic in the guest OS'.

Can anybody explain how to perform this check?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,

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Re: Help needed in checking VSS writer settings?

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:49 am

Hi David,

Actually, what it means is that the VSS writers needs to be started. For example, the VSS writer of SQL is a service and sometimes that service is on manual (or even disabled) depending on the installation (can't remember anymore if this is default or not...)

So, in command prompt. Run:

Code: Select all
vssadmin list writers

That should give you already an overview of the writers on the guest.
In services (services.msc), have a look if there are no VSS writers services that are set to manual or disabled

Hope it helps
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