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After doing big Windows Updates, have this issue on Windows Backup issue (wbadmin) from one of the Hyper-V servers.
Event ID: 519
Detail: The backup operation that started at ‘2017-07-12T08:00:02.682216900Z’ has failed to back up the volume(s) ”. Please review the event details for a solution, and then rerun the backup operation once the issue is resolved.
Event ID: 16387
Detail: Writer Microsoft Hyper-V VSS Writer experienced some errors during snapshot creation.
The standard Windows Logs (Application and System) did not explain in detail. It needs to look at in other areas which are Applications and Service Logs / Microsoft / Windows / Hyper-V-XXXXXXX (ie. Integration / VMMS etc). Found this error under Hyper-V-VMMS/Admin which was recorded about the same time as previous logs:
Event ID: 18012
Detail: Checkpoint operation for ‘xxAUxxxVAP03’ failed. (Virtual machine ID 4BAF6B4B-D064-4178-B907-EC93ED5FCE01)
Event ID: 10150
Detail: Could not create backup checkpoint for virtual machine ‘xxAUxxxVAP03’: General access denied error (0x80070005). (Virtual machine ID 4BAF6B4B-D064-4178-B907-EC93ED5FCE01)
Have a similar issue on the VM previously that was not booting at all. There was a missing permission “NT VIRTUAL MACHINE\[VM-GUID]”
Go to each VM and noted down the GUID and in our case, this can be found in D:\Virtual Machines\xxAUSYDVAP03\Virtual Machines\4BAF6B4B-D064-4178-B907-EC93ED5FCE01.xml >>> This is GUID.
Then run a command line:
C:\Users\Administrator>D: D:\>DIR/W Volume in drive D is DATA Volume Serial Number is 920B-F52E Directory of D:\ [Data] README.txt [Replica Targets] [Temp] [Virtual Machines] 9 File(s) 19,778 bytes 4 Dir(s) 366,725,373,952 bytes free D:\>CD Virtual Machines D:\Virtual Machines>DIR/W Volume in drive D is DATA Volume Serial Number is 920B-F52E Directory of D:\Virtual Machines [.] [..] [xxAUxxx058-VM] [xxAUxxxSQD01-VM] [xxAUxxxVAP03] [xxAUxxxWKS11-VM] [Win7_IE9] 0 File(s) 0 bytes 7 Dir(s) 366,725,373,952 bytes free D:\Virtual Machines>icacls "D:\Virtual Machines\xxAUxxxVAP03" /T /grant "NT VIRT UAL MACHINE\4BAF6B4B-D064-4178-B907-EC93ED5FCE01":(F) processed file: D:\Virtual Machines\xxAUxxxVAP03 processed file: D:\Virtual Machines\xxAUxxxVAP03\Snapshots processed file: D:\Virtual Machines\xxAUxxxVAP03\Virtual Hard Disks processed file: D:\Virtual Machines\xxAUxxxVAP03\Virtual Machines processed file: D:\Virtual Machines\xxAUxxxVAP03\Virtual Hard Disks\xxAUxxxVAP03 _FF4B03BE-F5AE-4ACB-9C17-8CBBE4BCDB34.hrl processed file: D:\Virtual Machines\xxAUxxxVAP03\Virtual Hard Disks\xxAUxxxAP03 _OS.vhdx processed file: D:\Virtual Machines\xxAUxxxVAP03\Virtual Machines\4BAF6B4B-D064- 4178-B907-EC93ED5FCE01 processed file: D:\Virtual Machines\xxAUxxxVAP03\Virtual Machines\4BAF6B4B-D064- 4178-B907-EC93ED5FCE01.xml processed file: D:\Virtual Machines\xxAUxxxVAP03\Virtual Machines\4BAF6B4B-D064- 4178-B907-EC93ED5FCE01\4BAF6B4B-D064-4178-B907-EC93ED5FCE01.bin processed file: D:\Virtual Machines\xxAUxxxVAP03\Virtual Machines\4BAF6B4B-D064- 4178-B907-EC93ED5FCE01\4BAF6B4B-D064-4178-B907-EC93ED5FCE01.vsv Successfully processed 10 files; Failed processing 0 files
Run the Windows Backup again and it should work now.
* 2 nodes running on Windows Server 2012 R2. We are running cross-over VM replication between these 2 nodes. Each node has its own storage – no SAN.
* The Hyper-V and VM backups are pointing to USB portable devices.
* USB portable device is a part of Disk 2 Basic appearing in Disk Management (Disk 0: primary physical disk partition, Disk 1: Mini disk storage – 18GB)
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