How do I get my VSS writer status?

How do I get my VSS writer status?

How do I get my VSS writer status?

To check the VSS provider/writer status.

  1. Open a command window.
  2. At the command prompt, type vssadmin list providers, and then press ENTER.
  3. Confirm that Microsoft VSS provider is listed as:
  4. Type vssadmin list writers at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.
  5. Confirm that all the VSS writers are showing:

What is System writer in VSS?

List of VSS Writers and Services

Backup Type Required VSS Writer Name of Controlling Service
System Writer CryptSvc
WMI Writer Winmgmt
Microsoft Exchange Microsoft Exchange Writer MSExchangeIS
Hyper-V Microsoft Hyper-V VSS Writer VMMS

How do I reset VSS writer?

Find the failed VSS writers and their associated services, and restart them:

  1. Click the Start button then type CMD.
  2. Type vssadmin list writers to find each of the VSS writers in a failed state.
  3. Restart the service to clear the failed state.
  4. Make a list or take a screenshot of all failed VSS writers.

How do I restart VSS writer?

How do I stop VSS writing?

How to – disable specific VSS writers

  1. now open or create a vmbackup.conf file which is located at “%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\VMware\VMware Tools” If the file does not exist please create it!
  2. now place the VSS writers name(s) you want to disable in the vmbackup.conf file.
  3. Now restart the VMware Tools service.

How do I reinstall VSS?

Reinstalling the VSS in the COM+ Applications

  1. Launch the Component Services window, which is under Administrative tools.
  2. Expand Component Services > Computers > My Computer > COM+ Applications.
  3. In there locate the item called “MS Software Shadow Copy Provider” and.
  4. On the wizard that opens, click ‘Next’.

Can I restart the VSS service?

msc or an elevated command prompt. Right click on the service, and then, on the Action menu, click Restart. The relevant VSS writers should now show as stable with no Error.