Backup job warns me about missing vss writer

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Re: Backup job warns me about missing vss writer

Veeam Logoby enoch » Sun Mar 20, 2016 3:03 pm

Also have this issue with one VM.

Before v9.0 (8.0) there was not a warning.

Have checked that the service account running as SQL VSS Writer is Sysadmin on SQL.
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Re: Backup job warns me about missing vss writer

Veeam Logoby foggy » Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:47 am

Do you have a case opened for this?
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Re: Backup job warns me about missing vss writer

Veeam Logoby enoch » Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:15 am

No, but will do today.

I was asking because it could have been har general issue/problem.
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Re: Backup job warns me about missing vss writer

Veeam Logoby foggy » Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:21 am

Based on this thread, the behavior can be caused by different issues, so it is recommended to check with support.
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Re: Backup job warns me about missing vss writer

Veeam Logoby showstopper » Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:11 am

GregorS wrote:SUPPORT CASE ID# 01733384


Did you manage to fix your issue? I have exactly the same issue with XP and SQL Express - working under 8, but "fails" in 9.
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Re: Backup job warns me about missing vss writer

Veeam Logoby showstopper » Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:00 am

showstopper wrote:Did you manage to fix your issue? I have exactly the same issue with XP and SQL Express - working under 8, but "fails" in 9.



EDIT - I updated to Update 1 and i still have the same issue.
I will log a call with support.
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Re: Backup job warns me about missing vss writer

Veeam Logoby GregorS » Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:19 am

Hi Tony

Support stated that XP was no longer a supported OS and that they would not be fixing this. As I understood they excluded the XP version of the SQL VSS API from VBR v9... or something...
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Re: Backup job warns me about missing vss writer

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:51 pm

Application Aware logic including SQL logs processing works for Microsoft Windows 2003 and later, meaning XP is out of scope here. Thanks.
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Re: Backup job warns me about missing vss writer

Veeam Logoby Dave » Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:46 am

Hi,

Is there an option to suppress the warning message, we have disabled the sql vss writer service. In veeam 8 we did not get this warning message.

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Re: Backup job warns me about missing vss writer

Veeam Logoby foggy » Thu Apr 21, 2016 6:57 pm

v8 didn't have this check and just silently performed database backup in crash consistent state. I don't think there's a way to suppress this warning.
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Re: Backup job warns me about missing vss writer

Veeam Logoby m.novelli » Tue Jul 26, 2016 7:44 am

Hello guys, I'm having the same warning after upgrading a customer to Veeam Backup v9 Update 1

The VM is a Windows XP SP3 with SQL Server 2005 Express SP4

Is there a way to suppress the warning "SQL VSS Writer is missing"?

Many thanks!

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Re: Backup job warns me about missing vss writer

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:29 am

I guess you can suppress this by disabling application-aware image processing for this VM and switch to VMware Tools Quiescence.
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