Exchange backup fails with an error "AOFO Initialization failure".
Error in Job Log :
V-79-57344-34070 - AOFO: Initialization failure on: "Microsoft Information Store". Advanced Open File Option used: Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS).
Exchange writer or the Exchange Replica writer is missing or in error state.
If the Exchange writer is missing:
Reboot the Exchange server and retry the backup job.In a DAG environment :
- If the Exchange Replica Writer has errored out, check the event viewer for the VSS errors on the respective Exchange Node.
- Reboot the Exchange server and if problem persists, contact Microsoft support for further assistance.
Backup Exec 2010 R3
Windows Server 2008 R2