Manual Disaster Recovery fails with the error "A failure occurred initializing for restore"

Problem

Manual Disaster Recovery fails with the error "A failure occurred initializing for restore"

Error Message

Restore- \\"Server Name"\System?State \\"server name"\System?State V-79-57344-65237 - A failure occurred initializing for restore.
 
Error writing file data.
 
V-79-57344-65227 - A failure occurred accessing the backup component document.
 
V-79-57344-65217 - An error occurred while completing the operation on \\"Server Name"\System?State
 
A failure occurred performing the post-restore operation.
 
Connection to the restore target has been lost.  Operation canceled

Cause

Reason 1:

This issue will occur if the version of Operating System including the service pack and Hotfix level is different on source and destination servers.


Reason 2:

This issue occurs if the VSS writers are not able to process the restore of the system state

Solution

Solution 1:

Before restoring the data ensure that the Operating System (including the Service Pack level and Hotfix ) on the destination server is same as that on the Source server.


Solution 2:

Check in the add/remove programs if KB 940349 is listed, if not then install from
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940349   & reboot the server . Perform restore & it should be successful

 

 

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