SQL backups or restores fail with VSS errors

SUMMARY

SQL backups or restores fail with VSS errors

ISSUE

Purpose

Enable SQL VSS writer

Description

You must ensure that the SQL VSS writer is in a stable state to back up SQL databases. The SQL VSS service is used for taking a shadow copy of your databases, which will allow Unitrends to back them up.

Cause

 If the Unitrends agent does not have access to the SQL VSS writer, a backup cannot be performed.

Resolution

On your SQL server, open Services. Find the service called Microsoft SQL VSS Writer and start it. Ensure the service is set to Automatic.

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