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Backups of volume D fail with 'Internal Application Error: Memory Access Violation c0000005'.

Created: 30 Aug 2012 • Updated: 12 Feb 2013 | 2 comments
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Product(s): System Recovery - BESR 2010, System Recovery
Severity: Non-data threatening / major functionality
Status: Private fix ready
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Backups of volume D fail with the error listed below when using Backup Exec System Recovery (BESR) 2010.

Backups of other volumes (i.e. C) are successful.


High Priority Error: Error EC8F17B7: Cannot create recovery points for job: Drive Backup of Store (D:\).
Error EC8F03EA: Cannot create a virtual volume image of the selected drive.
Error EBAB03E9: Internal Application Error: Memory Access Violation c0000005:
Application tried to read memory at 00000000. 0xEBAB03E9 (Backup Exec System


Windows 2008 R2


Currently there is no workaround to this issue.

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Chris Riley's picture

The issue is still under investigation (I'm currently waiting for an update from our engineering team).

Do you have a support case open for your issue?

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