small business server 2011 and 2008 backup failing

Published on June 22, 2014 by mark in server

VSS – various error messages, several fixes we apply all at once to cover all bases

fully update your server, reboot

Run the sharepoint configuration wizard from start –> programs –> sharepoint –> reboot

run this batch file to register and fix certain DLL’s

Open an Administrative command prompt.

Change directory to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\BIN

Run PSConfig.exe -cmd upgrade -inplace b2b -force -cmd applicationcontent -install -cmd installfeatures

stop SQL server VSS writer

Try backup after all of this, or after each fix to see if it works