Exchange backup fails with error: 0xe000fedf - A failure occurred reading an object

Problem

When performing a backup of Microsoft Exchange version 2003/2007/2010 using Backup Exec, the error "V-79-57344-65247 - A failure occurred reading an object." appears in the job log as shown in (Figure 1).

Error Message

Job Completion Status:
Final error: 0xe000fedf - A failure occurred reading an object
For additional informaiton regarding this error refer to link V-79-57344-65247

Errors:
Backup - \\<ServerName>\Microsoft Information Store\MailboxDB01
V-79-57344-65247 - A failure occurred reading an object.

Exceptions:
Backup- \\<ServerName\Microsoft Information Store\MailboxDB01
WARNING: "\\<ServerName>\Microsoft Information Store\MailboxDB01\Database" is a corrupt file. This file cannot verify.

 

 

Cause

This issue occurs when McAfee On-Access or On-Demand Scanner is running on the Microsoft Exchange server.

This issue is also observed with full scheduled scan from different antivirus programs.

Solution

Workaround - Disable McAfee Antivirus on the Exchange Server.
 
1. Right click on the McAfee Antivirus icon in the system tray and click on Disable and ensure none of the McAfee services are running.
 
2. Re-run the backup.
  
Note:- Please contact McAfee Support to fix the issue.

 

 

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