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Item #27 - Problem with running as Admin [Closed - Unresolved]

Hi there,

I tried Areca without VSS and it worked well. With VSS it is a mess. It says I have to run as Admin, I did. But after that the backup won´t start anymore. Here the LOG:

13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - Closing Areca's main window ...
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - Closing Areca (force=false)
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - Closing Areca (force=false)
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - Loading configured file metadata accessor : [com.myJava.file.metadata.windows.WindowsMetaDataAccessor] ...
13-06-23 17:13 - DETAIL - Configured metadata accessor description :
13-06-23 17:13 - DETAIL - Default metadata accessor for Windows. It only handles the "read-only" file attribute.
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - Testing configured file metadata accessor ...
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - [com.myJava.file.metadata.windows.WindowsMetaDataAccessor] validated.
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - ACL support : no
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - Extended attributes support : no
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - System informations :
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - ----------------------------------------
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - Version : 7.3.3
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - Build ID : XXX
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - Available Memory : 227 MB
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - OS Name : Windows 7 - 6.1
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - Java Virtual Machine : Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment - 1.7.0_05-b05 - Oracle Corporation
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - File encoding : windows-1252
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - Language : de
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - Framework properties : {filetool.delay=200, ftp.debug=false, repository.access.ftp.cache=true, memory.safety.margin=0.3, threadlocal.log.level=2, encryption.keygen.iterations=96731, filetool.buffer.size=200000, zip.crc.enable=true, fs.max.filepath.check.force=-1, delta.debug=false, fs.max.filepath=256, zip.mv.digits=2, fs.use.buffer=true, memory.base.kb=20480, cache.preload=false, fs.max.cached.mountpoints=2000, repository.check.consistency=true, ftp.max.proxies=4, delta.quickhash.modulus=68228191, encryption.keygen.algorithm=PBKDF2WithHmacSHA1, delta.linkedlist.buffer.size=204800, memory.by.entry.kb=2, repository.access.hd.cache.depth=2, ftp.use.cache=true, ftp.noop.delay=30000, file.hash.algorithm=SHA, zip.buffer.size=2048, hash.cache.size=200, log.default.history=10, ftp.cache.size=100, os.browsers=firefox, opera, konqueror, epiphany, mozilla, netscape, file.streams.debug=true, sftp.timeout=5000, delta.quickhash.multiplier=98813, repository.access.hd.cache=false, threadlocal.log.max.messages=200, viewer.handler.impl=com.myJava.system.viewer.DesktopViewerHandler, fs.tmp.directory=, log.level=5, delta.hashmap.size=10007, smtp.debug=false, hash.use.cache=true, encryption.keygen.salt.encoding=UTF-8, posix.def.metadata.accessor.args=-ald1, encryption.keygen.salt=ù%${{²]}}[|`è$£^¤*!§:/..;;,,_?"\°à@@%µ, fs.cache.debug=false, backup.debug=false, repository.access.ftp.cache.depth=2, filesystem.accessor.impl=com.myJava.file.metadata.windows.WindowsMetaDataAccessor, sse.protocols=SSL, TLS, TLS-P, TLS-C, repository.access.debug=false, fs.buffer.size=200000}
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - Available translations : br, cn, cs, da, de, en, es, fr, hu, it, ja, nl, pt, ru, sv, tw
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - File metadata accessor : com.myJava.file.metadata.windows.WindowsMetaDataAccessor
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - ----------------------------------------
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - User preferences :
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - ----------------------------------------
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - [check.force.default.location.140464358] = [false]
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - [ws.history.0] = [C:/Users/Afox/.areca/workspace]
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - [mainframe.y] = [-8]
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - [dnt.msg.day] = [4829]
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - [target.lasttargetdir] = [Y:\avn]
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - [mainframe.x] = [-8]
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - [mainframe.mainsplitpos] = [30]
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - [mainframe.width] = [1936]
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - [launch.count] = [9]
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - [mainframe.leftsplitpos] = [70]
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - [lastworkspace] = [C:/Users/Afox/.areca/workspace]
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - [check.specific.location.140464358] = [C:\Users\Afox\AppData\Local\Temp\]
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - [mainframe.maximized] = [true]
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - [mainframe.height] = [1056]
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - [show.transaction.ziparchive.incompatibility.warning] = [true]
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - ----------------------------------------
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - Reading content of C:/Users/Afox/.areca/workspace
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - Ignoring C:/Users/Afox/.areca/workspace/.log
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - Reading content of C:/Users/Afox/.areca/workspace/allesvegan
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - Reading target configuration file : C:/Users/Afox/.areca/workspace/allesvegan/140464358.bcfg
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - Looking for plugins in directory : C:/Program Files (x86)/Areca/plugins
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - Attempting to load plugin directory : C:/Program Files (x86)/Areca/plugins/arecavss
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - Reading plugin configuration file : C:/Program Files (x86)/Areca/plugins/arecavss/arecavss.properties
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - Loading jar file : C:/Program Files (x86)/Areca/plugins/arecavss/arecavss.jar
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - Loading jar file : C:/Program Files (x86)/Areca/plugins/arecavss/jacob.jar
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - Loading jar file : C:/Program Files (x86)/Areca/plugins/arecavss/bcmail-jdk14-147.jar
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - Loading jar file : C:/Program Files (x86)/Areca/plugins/arecavss/bcpg-jdk14-147.jar
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - Loading jar file : C:/Program Files (x86)/Areca/plugins/arecavss/bcpkix-jdk14-147.jar
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - Loading jar file : C:/Program Files (x86)/Areca/plugins/arecavss/bcprov-ext-jdk14-147.jar
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - Loading jar file : C:/Program Files (x86)/Areca/plugins/arecavss/bcprov-jdk14-147.jar
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - Loading jar file : C:/Program Files (x86)/Areca/plugins/arecavss/
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - Instanciating class : com.arecavss.plugin.ArecaVSSPlugin
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - Plugin successfully registered : [com.arecavss.plugin.ArecaVSSPlugin - Name = "VSS" - Id = "VSS" - Version = [com.myJava.util.version.VersionData - Version = "1.8" - Date = "2013-2-28" - URL = <null> - Description = "Fixed a regression introduced in version 1.7." - Additional Notes = <null> - Implementation Notes = <null> ] ]
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - Plugin directory successfully loaded.
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - Plugin successfully registered : [com.application.areca.plugins.DefaultStoragePlugin - Name = "Local Hard Drive" - Id = "hd" - Version = [com.myJava.util.version.VersionData - Version = "7.3.3" - Date = "2013-5-12" - URL = <null> - Description = "Improved error messages in case of invalid encryption configuration; Delta storage bugfix; Fixed memory issues that could occur when too many errors were encountered while checking archives." - Additional Notes = <null> - Implementation Notes = <null> ] ]
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - Plugin successfully registered : [com.application.areca.plugins.FTPStoragePlugin - Name = "FTP server" - Id = "ftp" - Version = [com.myJava.util.version.VersionData - Version = "7.3.3" - Date = "2013-5-12" - URL = <null> - Description = "Improved error messages in case of invalid encryption configuration; Delta storage bugfix; Fixed memory issues that could occur when too many errors were encountered while checking archives." - Additional Notes = <null> - Implementation Notes = <null> ] ]
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - Plugin successfully registered : [com.application.areca.plugins.SFTPStoragePlugin - Name = "SFTP server" - Id = "sftp" - Version = [com.myJava.util.version.VersionData - Version = "7.3.3" - Date = "2013-5-12" - URL = <null> - Description = "Improved error messages in case of invalid encryption configuration; Delta storage bugfix; Fixed memory issues that could occur when too many errors were encountered while checking archives." - Additional Notes = <null> - Implementation Notes = <null> ] ]
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - Installing medium : [com.application.areca.impl.IncrementalZipMedium - FileSystemPolicy = [com.application.areca.impl.policy.DefaultFileSystemPolicy - Path = "Y:\avn/140464358" - Name = "%YY%%MM%%DD%" ] - EncryptionPolicy = [com.application.areca.impl.policy.EncryptionPolicy - IsEncrypted = true - Algorithm = "AES_HASH" - Encrypt names = false - Wrap = "default" ] - CompressionArguments = [com.myJava.file.CompressionArguments - IsCompressed = true - Zip64 = true - Add extension = true - Charset = "UTF-8" - Comment = <null> - VolumeSize = 1500 - NbDigits = 3 - Level = 9 ] - Image = false - Transaction Size = 51200 ]
13-06-23 17:13 - WARNING - AES256_HASH (AES 256 - Passwort) encryption configuration is not supported by your system (Illegal key size or default parameters). It will be removed from the available encryption configurations.
13-06-23 17:13 - WARNING - AES256_RAW (AES 256 - Original Schlüssel) encryption configuration is not supported by your system (Illegal key size or default parameters). It will be removed from the available encryption configurations.
13-06-23 17:13 - WARNING - AES256_HASH_CBC (AES 256 - Passwort - CBC) encryption configuration is not supported by your system (Illegal key size). It will be removed from the available encryption configurations.
13-06-23 17:13 - WARNING - AES256_RAW_CBC (AES 256 - Original Schlüssel - CBC) encryption configuration is not supported by your system (Illegal key size). It will be removed from the available encryption configurations.
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - Registring a new file system driver : Mount Point = Y:\avn, Driver = [com.myJava.file.driver.event.EventFileSystemDriver - Identifier = "Areca repository access" - Predecessor = [com.myJava.file.driver.DefaultFileSystemDriver] ]
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - Registring a new file system driver : Mount Point = Y:\avn\140464358, Driver = [com.myJava.file.driver.event.EventFileSystemDriver - Identifier = "Areca repository access" - Predecessor = [com.myJava.file.driver.EncryptedFileSystemDriver - Root = Y:\avn\140464358 - Predecessor = [com.myJava.file.driver.DefaultFileSystemDriver] ] ]
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - Path : [C:\Users\Afox\.areca\workspace] - 1 items loaded.
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - Physical View - Looking for archives in Y:/avn/140464358
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - Using com.myJava.system.viewer.DesktopViewerHandler as viewer handler.
13-06-23 17:13 - DETAIL - Configuration for target 140464358 (AVN) :

<target uid="140464358" follow_symlinks="true" register_empty_directories="true" follow_subdirs="true" xml_security_copy="true" name="AVN" forward_preproc_errors="true" description="Areca-Backup">
<source path="Z:/Onlineshop"/>
<medium type="zip" policy="hd" path="Y:\avn/140464358" archive_name="%YY%%MM%%DD%" encrypted="true" encryption_algo="AES_HASH" encrypt_names="false" encrypted_names_policy="default" overwrite="false" inspect_file_content="false" volume_size="1500" volume_digits="3" zip_level="9" zip_ext="true" zip_charset="UTF-8" zip64="true">
<handler type="standard"/>
<transaction_configuration use_transactions="true" transaction_size="51200"/>
</medium>
<addons>
<addon id="VSS"/>
</addons>
<filter_group logical_not="false" operator="and" >
<extension_filter logical_not="true">
<ext>.tmp</ext>
<ext>.temp</ext>
</extension_filter>
</filter_group>
</target>
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - Starting backup on AVN (140464358). Backup scheme = Full backup
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - Backup in progress ...
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - Initializing backup context ...
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - Global source root : Z:/Onlineshop
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - Checking Areca's VSS index
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - Creating shadow copies for target #140464358 (AVN)
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - Looking for license file in plugin directory : C:\Program Files (x86)\Areca\plugins\arecavss
13-06-23 17:13 - DETAIL - Trying arecavss.license ...
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - ArecaVSS License found (C:\Program Files (x86)\Areca\plugins\arecavss\arecavss.license) : [com.arecavss.license.License - uid = "XXXXX" - type = 2 - email = "XXXX" - name = "XXX (license for 1 computer)" - expiry = <null> ]
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - Existing shadow copies :
13-06-23 17:13 - DETAIL - Plugin environment validated (OS, administrator rights and JRE architecture)
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - Retrieving shadow copies ...
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - Volume shadow copy #0, ID={5F803A05-4FEF-408C-A165-8B0E0F415D52}, DeviceObject=\\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy2, Provider={B5946137-7B9F-4925-AF80-51ABD60B20D5}
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - Volume shadow copy #1, ID={0174B155-B84B-443F-B70E-94AF59B6E9DD}, DeviceObject=\\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy3, Provider={B5946137-7B9F-4925-AF80-51ABD60B20D5}
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - Volume shadow copy #2, ID={C1BEAEB1-64FF-41CF-A7B2-382BDD6859C2}, DeviceObject=\\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy4, Provider={B5946137-7B9F-4925-AF80-51ABD60B20D5}
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - Volume shadow copy #3, ID={68885DBF-3497-44D5-9AE0-6D3E65B1E3E0}, DeviceObject=\\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy5, Provider={B5946137-7B9F-4925-AF80-51ABD60B20D5}
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - Volume shadow copy #4, ID={10D74EDB-A22F-4D44-BB0B-41328E3A971D}, DeviceObject=\\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy6, Provider={B5946137-7B9F-4925-AF80-51ABD60B20D5}
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - Volume shadow copy #5, ID={BDA22895-8A78-44C8-AA2D-94715794DFAA}, DeviceObject=\\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy7, Provider={B5946137-7B9F-4925-AF80-51ABD60B20D5}
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - Volume shadow copy #6, ID={23C310F1-CDBE-4A42-9851-2DE173749C4E}, DeviceObject=\\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy8, Provider={B5946137-7B9F-4925-AF80-51ABD60B20D5}
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - Volume shadow copy #7, ID={035B9C91-E548-4AB6-9063-4ABE66749CD0}, DeviceObject=\\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy9, Provider={B5946137-7B9F-4925-AF80-51ABD60B20D5}
13-06-23 17:13 - INFO - Creating shadow copy for drive z:\ (context : ClientAccessible) ...
13-06-23 17:13 - ERROR - Error caught while creating shadow copy : return code=2, message=Invalid argument, context=ClientAccessible
13-06-23 17:13 - ERROR - com.arecavss.vss.VSSException: Error caught while creating shadow copy : return code=2, message=Invalid argument, context=ClientAccessible
at com.arecavss.vss.VSSProxy.createNewShadowCopy(VSSProxy.java:114)
at com.arecavss.vss.SecuredVSSProxy$3.runVSSInstructions(SecuredVSSProxy.java:40)
at com.arecavss.vss.SecuredVSSProxy$ArecaVSSRunnable.runImpl(SecuredVSSProxy.java:113)
at com.arecavss.util.AbstractRunnable.run(AbstractRunnable.java:42)
at com.arecavss.util.Runner$1.run(Runner.java:31)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)

13-06-23 17:13 - ERROR - com.application.areca.ApplicationException: Volume shadow copy error for drive z : Error caught while using ArecaVSS : Error caught while creating shadow copy : return code=2, message=Invalid argument, context=ClientAccessible.

Please check that you are running Areca-Backup with administrator rights (necessary in order to use VSS) and that VSS services are properly started on your computer.

at com.arecavss.plugin.ArecaVSSConfigurationAddon.ensureVSSSnapshot(ArecaVSSConfigurationAddon.java:203)
at com.arecavss.plugin.ArecaVSSConfigurationAddon.ensureVSSSnapshots(ArecaVSSConfigurationAddon.java:154)
at com.arecavss.plugin.ArecaVSSConfigurationAddon.open(ArecaVSSConfigurationAddon.java:70)
at com.application.areca.AbstractTarget.open(AbstractTarget.java:319)
at com.application.areca.impl.FileSystemTarget.open(FileSystemTarget.java:222)
at com.application.areca.AbstractTarget.processBackup(AbstractTarget.java:372)
at com.application.areca.ActionProxy.processBackupOnTarget(ActionProxy.java:98)
at com.application.areca.launcher.gui.Application$9.runCommand(Application.java:1361)
at com.application.areca.launcher.gui.Application$ProcessRunner.run(Application.java:1849)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)
Caused by: com.arecavss.vss.VSSException: Error caught while using ArecaVSS : Error caught while creating shadow copy : return code=2, message=Invalid argument, context=ClientAccessible.

Please check that you are running Areca-Backup with administrator rights (necessary in order to use VSS) and that VSS services are properly started on your computer.

at com.arecavss.vss.SecuredVSSProxy.execute(SecuredVSSProxy.java:139)
at com.arecavss.vss.SecuredVSSProxy.createNewShadowCopy(SecuredVSSProxy.java:44)
at com.arecavss.plugin.ArecaVSSConfigurationAddon.ensureVSSSnapshot(ArecaVSSConfigurationAddon.java:174)
... 9 more
Caused by: com.arecavss.vss.VSSException: Error caught while creating shadow copy : return code=2, message=Invalid argument, context=ClientAccessible
at com.arecavss.vss.VSSProxy.createNewShadowCopy(VSSProxy.java:114)
at com.arecavss.vss.SecuredVSSProxy$3.runVSSInstructions(SecuredVSSProxy.java:40)
at com.arecavss.vss.SecuredVSSProxy$ArecaVSSRunnable.runImpl(SecuredVSSProxy.java:113)
at com.arecavss.util.AbstractRunnable.run(AbstractRunnable.java:42)
at com.arecavss.util.Runner$1.run(Runner.java:31)
... 1 more

As Backup destination I use a webdav drive which is embedded in Windows.


Unfortunately I bought the license before testing. If this problem can´t be solved, would you plz send me the money back?

Best regards,

René
User #872 - 2013-06-23 17:31

Comments :
Hello

It is virtually impossible to ensure that Areca / ArecaVSS will work on every system given each computer's specificities.

Testing licenses are available so you can make sure ArecaVSS works well on your system before buying it.

** For this reason, we do not refund licenses. **

However, your money will exceptionnally be sent back to you.

Best regards

ArecaVSS Support
ArecaVSS staff - 2013-06-23 17:50
Thank you! Sorry for the circumstances. Best regards from Germany!
User #872 - 2013-06-23 22:08
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