Sharepoint incremental GRT backup of content DB on SQL 2000 fails with VSS error


Running a Granular Restore Technology (GRT) enabled incremental or differential backup of a Sharepoint content database hosted on a SQL 2000 server may fail with an error related to Advanced Open File Option (AOFO). 

This error occurs even though all backups are run with AOFO/VSS enabled in the backup job.

Error Message


The last Full backup on database WSS_Content was a streaming backup. Block level incremental and differential backups require a VSS snapshot Full backup


A hotfix is now available for this issue in the current version(s) of the product(s) mentioned in this article. Refer to the Hotfix link under Related Documents at the end of this article to obtain the hotfix needed to resolve the issue.

Backup Exec 2012 Rev 1798 Service Pack 4 (TECH212772).



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