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

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 the list shows both the Symantec and Microsoft VSS providers listed as:
  • Symantec Software VSS Provider
  • 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
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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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