How to check the Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) provider/writer status.

How to check the Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) provider/writer status.

Article: 100020300
Last Published: 2021-07-20
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Product(s): Backup Exec, System Recovery

Problem

How to check the Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) provider/writer status.

Solution

To check the VSS provider/writer status.

1. Open a command window. Click Start > Run and type CMD, and then click OK.
2. At the command prompt, type vssadmin list providers, and then press ENTER.
3. Confirm that Microsoft VSS provider is listed as:
 
  • Microsoft Software Shadow Copy provider 1.0
4. Type vssadmin list writers at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.
5. Confirm that all the VSS writers are showing:
  • State: [1] Stable
  • No error

NOTE: If any errors are found with a specific writer, contact the writer's corresponding application manufacturer technical support for further assistance.

 

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