Events 18210, 3041, and 1 are logged when Hyper-V replica is configured

Applies to: Windows Server 2012 DatacenterWindows Server 2012 DatacenterWindows Server 2012 Standard


Consider the following scenario:
  • You have a Hyper-V host that's running Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows Server 2012.
  • SQL Server is running on the virtual machine.
  • You configure the Hyper-V Replica feature for the virtual machine, and a VSS snapshot (application-consistent recovery point) is enabled.

In this scenario, the following events are periodically logged in the Application log on the virtual machine:

Log Name: Application
Event ID: 18210
Level   : Error
Message : BackupVirtualDeviceFile::SendFileInfoBegin: failure on backup device '{<GUID>}<ID>'. Operating system error 995(The I/O operation has been aborted because of either a thread exit or an application request.)

Log Name: Application
Event ID: 3041
Level   : Error
Message : BACKUP failed to complete the command BACKUP DATABASE <DB Name>. Check the backup application log for detailed messages.

Log Name: Application
Source  : SQLVDI
Event ID: 1
Level   : Error
Message : SQLVDI: Loc=TriggerAbort. Desc=invoked. ErrorCode=(0). Process=<PID>. Thread=<TID>. Server. Instance=<InstanceName>. VD=Global\{<GUID>}5_SQLVDIMemoryName_0.

Note The same errors may also occur during a genuine backup failure. In that case, you should promptly address the issue. Those errors should not be ignored except after careful review of the error message pattern in the SQL error log.


This issue occurs because the Hyper-V Replica feature always uses the non-autorecovery flag to create an application-consistent recovery point. In this situation, the guest writers report the failure. However, when Hyper-V Replica creates an application-consistent recovery point, it also creates a VSS snapshot, and the events are logged after the VSS snapshot is created. Therefore, these events do not indicate any backup failures, and you can safely ignore them.  

More Information

For more information, see the following TechNet blog post: