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A backup job may fail with a CSV and non-CSV volume in the same set on Windows Server 2012

Symptoms
A backup set cannot be created if a Cluster Shared Volume (CSV) and non-CSV volume are included in the same set. Attempting to do so fails with the error VSS_E_FLUSH_WRITES_TIMEOUT after 60 seconds.

For example:

DISKSHADOW> begin backup
DISKSHADOW> add volume c:\clusterstorage\volume1
DISKSHADOW> add volume c:
DISKSHADOW> create

The last operation failed.
        - Returned HRESULT: 80042313
        - Error text: VSS_E_FLUSH_WRITES_TIMEOUT

Cause
Creating a backup set with CSV and non-CSV volumes is not supported.
Resolution
Cluster Shared Volume (CSV) and non-CSV volumes need to be backed up separately.
More information
CSV backup
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Article ID: 2771882 - Last Review: 05/15/2015 18:13:00 - Revision: 3.0

Windows Server 2012 Standard, Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard

  • KB2771882
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