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Item #32 - VSS Not work in Server 2003 [Opened]

13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - Closing Areca's main window ...
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - Closing Areca (force=false)
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - Closing Areca (force=false)
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - Deleting shadow copy {4b101d43-c44e-474d-b595-621236935b48}
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - Shadow copy {4b101d43-c44e-474d-b595-621236935b48} successfully deleted.
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - Deleting shadow copy {d4611865-6d82-44bd-b3a0-0e1f88111c03}
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - Shadow copy {d4611865-6d82-44bd-b3a0-0e1f88111c03} already deleted.
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - Deleting shadow copy {5de699f7-83ef-4074-819a-a70410aebecd}
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - Shadow copy {5de699f7-83ef-4074-819a-a70410aebecd} already deleted.
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - Deleting shadow copy {0822832d-e6e4-422d-865c-f625892b10be}
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - Shadow copy {0822832d-e6e4-422d-865c-f625892b10be} already deleted.
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - Deleting shadow copy {c05638f3-af39-446d-a0f3-05573c1d8d56}
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - Shadow copy {c05638f3-af39-446d-a0f3-05573c1d8d56} already deleted.
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - Loading configured file metadata accessor : [com.myJava.file.metadata.windows.WindowsMetaDataAccessor] ...
13-10-18 10:35 - DETAIL - Configured metadata accessor description :
13-10-18 10:35 - DETAIL - Default metadata accessor for Windows. It only handles the "read-only" file attribute.
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - Testing configured file metadata accessor ...
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - [com.myJava.file.metadata.windows.WindowsMetaDataAccessor] validated.
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - ACL support : no
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - Extended attributes support : no
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - System informations :
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - ----------------------------------------
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - Version : 7.3.7
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - Build ID : 4860752860103497010
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - Available Memory : 247 MB
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - OS Name : Windows 2003 - 5.2
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - Java Virtual Machine : Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment - 1.7.0_45-b18 - Oracle Corporation
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - File encoding : windows-1252
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - Language : en
13-10-18 10:35 - 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}
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - Available translations : br, cn, cs, da, de, en, es, fr, hu, it, ja, nl, pt, ru, sv, tw
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - File metadata accessor : com.myJava.file.metadata.windows.WindowsMetaDataAccessor
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - ----------------------------------------
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - User preferences :
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - ----------------------------------------
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - [ws.history.0] = [C:/Documents and Settings/Crew/.areca/workspace]
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - [mainframe.y] = [-4]
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - [dnt.msg.day] = [4946]
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - [target.lasttargetdir] = [Z:\TCCMOBSRV1]
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - [mainframe.x] = [-4]
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - [mainframe.mainsplitpos] = [30]
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - [mainframe.width] = [1928]
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - [launch.count] = [3]
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - [mainframe.leftsplitpos] = [70]
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - [lastworkspace] = [C:/Documents and Settings/Crew/.areca/workspace]
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - [mainframe.maximized] = [true]
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - [mainframe.height] = [1058]
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - [check.force.default.location.1367857269] = [false]
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - [check.specific.location.1367857269] = [C:\DOCUME~1\Crew\LOCALS~1\Temp\3\]
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - ----------------------------------------
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - Reading content of C:/Documents and Settings/Crew/.areca/workspace
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - Ignoring C:/Documents and Settings/Crew/.areca/workspace/.log
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - Reading target configuration file : C:/Documents and Settings/Crew/.areca/workspace/1367857269.bcfg
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - Looking for plugins in directory : C:/Program Files/Areca/plugins
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - Attempting to load plugin directory : C:/Program Files/Areca/plugins/arecavss
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - Reading plugin configuration file : C:/Program Files/Areca/plugins/arecavss/arecavss.properties
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - Loading jar file : C:/Program Files/Areca/plugins/arecavss/arecavss.jar
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - Loading jar file : C:/Program Files/Areca/plugins/arecavss/jacob.jar
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - Loading jar file : C:/Program Files/Areca/plugins/arecavss/bcmail-jdk14-147.jar
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - Loading jar file : C:/Program Files/Areca/plugins/arecavss/bcpg-jdk14-147.jar
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - Loading jar file : C:/Program Files/Areca/plugins/arecavss/bcpkix-jdk14-147.jar
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - Loading jar file : C:/Program Files/Areca/plugins/arecavss/bcprov-ext-jdk14-147.jar
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - Loading jar file : C:/Program Files/Areca/plugins/arecavss/bcprov-jdk14-147.jar
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - Loading jar file : C:/Program Files/Areca/plugins/arecavss/
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - Instanciating class : com.arecavss.plugin.ArecaVSSPlugin
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - Plugin successfully registered : [ArecaVSSPlugin - Name="VSS" - Id="VSS" - Version=[VersionData - Version="2.0" - Date="2013-6-23" - URL=<null> - Description="Fixed an OS architecture detection issue." - Additional Notes=<null> - Implementation Notes=<null>]]
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - Plugin directory successfully loaded.
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - Plugin successfully registered : [DefaultStoragePlugin - Name="Local Hard Drive" - Id="hd" - Version=[VersionData - Version="7.3.7" - Date="2013-8-31" - URL=<null> - Description="CS, ES and HU translation updates." - Additional Notes=<null> - Implementation Notes=<null>]]
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - Plugin successfully registered : [FTPStoragePlugin - Name="FTP server" - Id="ftp" - Version=[VersionData - Version="7.3.7" - Date="2013-8-31" - URL=<null> - Description="CS, ES and HU translation updates." - Additional Notes=<null> - Implementation Notes=<null>]]
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - Plugin successfully registered : [SFTPStoragePlugin - Name="SFTP server" - Id="sftp" - Version=[VersionData - Version="7.3.7" - Date="2013-8-31" - URL=<null> - Description="CS, ES and HU translation updates." - Additional Notes=<null> - Implementation Notes=<null>]]
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - Installing medium : [IncrementalDirectoryMedium - FileSystemPolicy=[DefaultFileSystemPolicy - Path="Z:/TCCMOBSRV1/1367857269" - Name="%YY%%MM%%DD%"] - EncryptionPolicy=[EncryptionPolicy - IsEncrypted=false] - CompressionArguments=[CompressionArguments - IsCompressed=false] - Image=false - Transaction Size=51200]
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - Registring a new file system driver : Mount Point = Z:\TCCMOBSRV1, Driver = [EventFileSystemDriver - Identifier="Areca repository access" - Predecessor=[DefaultFileSystemDriver]]
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - Registring a new file system driver : Mount Point = Z:\TCCMOBSRV1\1367857269, Driver = [EventFileSystemDriver - Identifier="Areca repository access" - Predecessor=[DefaultFileSystemDriver]]
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - Path : [C:\Documents and Settings\Crew\.areca\workspace] - 1 items loaded.
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - Physical View - Looking for archives in Z:/TCCMOBSRV1/1367857269
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - Using com.myJava.system.viewer.DesktopViewerHandler as viewer handler.
13-10-18 10:35 - DETAIL - Configuration for target 1367857269 (TCCMOBSRV1) :

<target uid="1367857269" follow_symlinks="true" register_empty_directories="true" follow_subdirs="true" xml_security_copy="true" name="TCCMOBSRV1" forward_preproc_errors="true" description="MOBSRV1">
<source path="C:/K BERGER CONSTRUCTION, INC. DOTHAN (Backup Oct 17,2013 03 07 PM).QBB"/>
<source path="C:/ADFS"/>
<source path="C:/Documents and Settings/All Users"/>
<source path="C:/Specialty Repair & Remodeling (Backup Oct 14,2013 03 20 PM).QBB"/>
<source path="C:/K. BERGER CONSTRUCTION, INC. (Backup Oct 15,2013 02 34 PM).QBB"/>
<source path="C:/Intuit"/>
<source path="C:/Program Files/Xactware"/>
<source path="C:/Specialty Repair"/>
<source path="C:/K. BERGER PROPERTIES, LLC (Backup Oct 07,2013 04 07 PM).QBB"/>
<source path="C:/Specialty Repair & Remodeling (Backup Oct 15,2013 03 19 PM).QBB"/>
<source path="C:/Documents and Settings/Star"/>
<source path="C:/Drivers and Programs"/>
<source path="C:/Documents and Settings/Kenny"/>
<source path="C:/Specialty Repair & Remodeling (Backup Oct 16,2013 01 06 PM).QBB"/>
<source path="C:/Documents and Settings/Tabitha"/>
<source path="C:/Network Documents"/>
<source path="C:/Endpoint - Berger 2011 December"/>
<source path="C:/Xactimite Installers"/>
<source path="C:/GEORGIA- K BERGER CNSTRUCTION, INC. (Backup Oct 15,2013 04 03 PM).QBB"/>
<source path="C:/Xactdata"/>
<source path="C:/WorkstationBackups"/>
<source path="C:/K. BERGER PROPERTIES, LLC (Backup Sep 30,2013 02 34 PM).QBB"/>
<source path="C:/K BERGER CONSTRUCTION, INC. DOTHAN (Backup Oct 17,2013 03 05 PM).QBB"/>
<source path="C:/backup 12-20"/>
<source path="C:/GEORGIA- K BERGER CNSTRUCTION, INC. (Backup Oct 17,2013 02 45 PM).QBB"/>
<source path="C:/K. BERGER CONSTRUCTION, INC. (Backup Oct 15,2013 02 19 PM).QBB"/>
<source path="C:/Documents and Settings/Donnie"/>
<source path="C:/K BERGER CONSTRUCTION, INC. DOTHAN (Backup Oct 17,2013 10 01 AM).QBB"/>
<source path="C:/Documents and Settings/Terry"/>
<source path="C:/Quickbooks Data"/>
<source path="C:/K. BERGER CONSTRUCTION, INC. (Backup Oct 16,2013 12 14 PM).QBB"/>
<source path="C:/GEORGIA- K BERGER CNSTRUCTION, INC. (Backup Oct 16,2013 02 18 PM).QBB"/>
<source path="C:/Documents and Settings/Crew"/>
<source path="C:/Documents and Settings/Direct"/>
<source path="C:/Program Files/Intuit"/>
<source path="C:/ESX Files"/>
<source path="C:/Documents and Settings/Ryan"/>
<source path="C:/Kenny Scans"/>
<medium type="directory" policy="hd" path="Z:/TCCMOBSRV1/1367857269" archive_name="%YY%%MM%%DD%" encrypted="false" overwrite="false" inspect_file_content="false">
<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>
<extension_filter logical_not="true">
<ext>temp</ext>
</extension_filter>
</filter_group>
<email_processor execute_after="true" run_if_success="true" run_if_error="true" run_if_warning="true" run_if_backup="true" run_if_merge="true" run_if_check="false" recipients="joseph@onsitecrew.com" smtp_host="smtpout.secureserver.net:25" smtp_user="joseph@onsitecrew.com" smtp_password_e="dbb2670da785961ffcd9076837fd1d2f" smtp_s="false" smtp_disable_starttls="false" title="Backup MOBSRV1 %DATE%" from="noreplybackup@onsitecrew.com" introduction="" statistics="true" list_stored_files="false" max_listed_files="1000"/>
</target>
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - Looking for pending transactions ...
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - No transaction point found.
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - Starting backup on TCCMOBSRV1 (1367857269). Backup scheme = Full backup
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - Backup in progress ...
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - Initializing backup context ...
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - Global source root : C:/
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - Checking Areca's VSS index
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - Creating shadow copies for target #1367857269 (TCCMOBSRV1)
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - Looking for license file in plugin directory : C:\Program Files\Areca\plugins\arecavss
13-10-18 10:35 - DETAIL - Trying arecavss.license ...
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - ArecaVSS License found (C:\Program Files\Areca\plugins\arecavss\arecavss.license) : [License - uid="331157931.1783903967" - type=1 - email="" - name="(evaluation license for 1 computer)" - expiry="2013-10-19"]
13-10-18 10:35 - DETAIL - (2013-10-18)
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - Existing shadow copies :
13-10-18 10:35 - DETAIL - Plugin environment validated (OS, administrator rights and JRE architecture)
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - Retrieving shadow copies ...
13-10-18 10:35 - INFO - Creating shadow copy for drive c:\ (context : ClientAccessible) ...
13-10-18 10:36 - INFO - Shadow copy successfully created - id={4d46ecbf-1b9f-4961-8b12-e6942674fb08}
13-10-18 10:36 - INFO - Mapping shadow copy #{4d46ecbf-1b9f-4961-8b12-e6942674fb08} (\\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy7) on C:\DOCUME~1\Crew\LOCALS~1\Temp\3\arecavss-mnt\1367857269\c
13-10-18 10:36 - WARNING - Error executing {cmd, /C, mklink, /D, C:\DOCUME~1\Crew\LOCALS~1\Temp\3\arecavss-mnt\1367857269\c, \\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy7\} : 'mklink' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
13-10-18 10:36 - ERROR - com.arecavss.vss.VSSException: Error while mapping {4d46ecbf-1b9f-4961-8b12-e6942674fb08} on C:\DOCUME~1\Crew\LOCALS~1\Temp\3\arecavss-mnt\1367857269\c : return code=1
at com.arecavss.vss.VSSProxy.mapShadowCopy(VSSProxy.java:223)
at com.arecavss.vss.SecuredVSSProxy$6.runVSSInstructions(SecuredVSSProxy.java:80)
at com.arecavss.vss.SecuredVSSProxy$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)

13-10-18 10:36 - ERROR - com.application.areca.ApplicationException: Volume shadow copy error for drive c : Error caught while using ArecaVSS : Error while mapping {4d46ecbf-1b9f-4961-8b12-e6942674fb08} on C:\DOCUME~1\Crew\LOCALS~1\Temp\3\arecavss-mnt\1367857269\c : return code=1.

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$9.runCommand(Application.java:1369)
at com.application.areca.launcher.gui.Application$ProcessRunner.run(Application.java:1857)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)
Caused by: com.arecavss.vss.VSSException: Error caught while using ArecaVSS : Error while mapping {4d46ecbf-1b9f-4961-8b12-e6942674fb08} on C:\DOCUME~1\Crew\LOCALS~1\Temp\3\arecavss-mnt\1367857269\c : return code=1.

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.mapShadowCopy(SecuredVSSProxy.java:85)
at com.arecavss.plugin.ArecaVSSConfigurationAddon.ensureVSSSnapshot(ArecaVSSConfigurationAddon.java:181)
... 9 more
Caused by: com.arecavss.vss.VSSException: Error while mapping {4d46ecbf-1b9f-4961-8b12-e6942674fb08} on C:\DOCUME~1\Crew\LOCALS~1\Temp\3\arecavss-mnt\1367857269\c : return code=1
at com.arecavss.vss.VSSProxy.mapShadowCopy(VSSProxy.java:223)
at com.arecavss.vss.SecuredVSSProxy$6.runVSSInstructions(SecuredVSSProxy.java:80)
at com.arecavss.vss.SecuredVSSProxy$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

13-10-18 10:36 - INFO - Loading history ...
13-10-18 10:36 - INFO - History loaded.
13-10-18 10:36 - INFO - Aborting backup ...
13-10-18 10:36 - INFO - Abort completed.
13-10-18 10:36 - INFO - Computing statistics ...
13-10-18 10:36 - INFO - Validating and running processor : com.application.areca.processor.SendReportByMailProcessor - joseph@onsitecrew.com - smtpout.secureserver.net:25
13-10-18 10:36 - INFO - Sending a mail report to : joseph@onsitecrew.com using SMTP server : smtpout.secureserver.net:25
13-10-18 10:36 - INFO - Backup completed.
13-10-18 10:36 - INFO - Backup completed on TCCMOBSRV1 (1367857269)
13-10-18 10:36 - INFO - Closing Areca's main window ...
13-10-18 10:36 - INFO - Closing Areca (force=false)
13-10-18 10:36 - INFO - Closing Areca (force=false)
13-10-18 10:36 - INFO - Deleting shadow copy {4d46ecbf-1b9f-4961-8b12-e6942674fb08}
13-10-18 10:36 - INFO - Shadow copy {4d46ecbf-1b9f-4961-8b12-e6942674fb08} successfully deleted.

I did some digging and I don't think the cmd 'mklink' works for Server 2003. Is there going to be a fix for this. We really like the software and would be purchasing at a minimum 20 licenses to start with and adding more on a regular basis.
User #1304 - 2013-10-18 17:54

Comments :
Hi

The mlink function that is used by ArecaVSS to access Volume Shadow Copies is indeed not available on Windows Server 2003.
Microsoft released a "linkd" executable as part of the "Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit" (available here : http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=17657)

Could you please :
1- download and install this resource kit
2- make sure that the directory that contains the "linkd.exe" file is referenced in your "PATH" environment variable ("linkd.exe" should be runnable from any directory)
3- download the latest version of ArecaVSS (2.1)

and tell us if it solves your problem ?

Thanks
ArecaVSS staff - 2013-10-19 01:15
The version has been updated : there is no need to download the "Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit" anymore : just download and install version 2.1 of ArecaVSS - it should solve your problem.
ArecaVSS staff - 2013-10-19 15:24
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