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Full Name: Lars Pisanec

Truecrypt and VSS Error 0x8004230f

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This is just for your information, maybe somebody else has the same problem and can use this solution:

I use Truecrypt to encrypt a small drive on one of our servers for sensitive personal data.
So far there have been no problems at all when backing up with Veeam B&R 7.

After the upgrade to v8, the job with that server fails with error in Veeam:

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 10.11.2014 02:26:07 :: Error: VSSControl: -2147212529 Backup job failed.
Discovery phase failed.
Cannot add volumes to the snapshot set.
Cannot add a volume to the snapshot set. Volume name: [\\?\Volume{8f3c0eff-87d2-11e2-86fc-000c2934ae53}\].
Cannot check whether volume supported by the system software provider.
And this is shown in the Application Log (Event Viewer) on the server:

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Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Error calling a routine on a Shadow Copy Provider {b5946137-7b9f-4925-af80-51abd60b20d5}. Routine details Cannot ask provider {b5946137-7b9f-4925-af80-51abd60b20d5} if volume is supported. [0x8000ffff] [hr = 0x8000ffff, Catastrophic failure
After searching for this error I found the solution that has so far worked:
  • Dismount the Truecrypt Volume.
  • In Truecrypt Settings/Preferences, enable "Mount volumes as removable media".
  • Mount the Truecrypt Volume.
VSS works again and my backup job runs fine without errors.

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Re: Truecrypt and VSS Error 0x8004230f

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Hi, Lars, thank you for posting the resolution that you've found; highly appreciated!

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Re: Truecrypt and VSS Error 0x8004230f

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Hello, after this change, backup of mounted Truecrypt volume finishes without error. The file level restore does not find this backed-up volume, so I'm unable to restore just one file. The whole drive would maybe work...

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