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Assume that some Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) backup operations are running at the same time in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 or in Microsoft SQL Server 2012. Additionally, assume that the auto-recovery option is enabled. In this situation, the backup operations are not successful. Additionally, the following event is logged in the Application log:
Note If this event is not logged when the VSS backup operations are not successful, the backup operations issue is not related to the auto-recovery option.
Source : SQLWriter
EventID : 24581
"Sqllib error: System table sys.sysdatabases in SQL Server instance <Server\Instance> is empty."
The issue was first fixed in the following cumulative update of SQL Server.
Cumulative Update 8 for SQL Server 2012 SP1
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