Backup Exec 2012 – Error – (0xE000FED1): A failure occurred querying the Writer status.

26.01.2013

I solved an error and subsequently failed backup jobs in Backup Exec 2012. It occurred only sometimes and for few jobs at once.

Error from BE JobLog:

Job ended: Friday, January 25, 2013 at 4:49:06 PM
Completed status: Failed
Final error: 0xe000fed1 - A failure occurred querying the Writer status.
Final error category: Resource Errors
Snapshot technology error (0xE000FED1): A failure occurred querying the Writer status.

Errors in Windows AppLog:

Log Name: Application
Source: MSExchangeRepl
Date: 1/25/2013 5:29:24 PM
Event ID: 2024
Task Category: Exchange VSS Writer
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Description:
The Microsoft Exchange Replication service VSS Writer c59fb6d1-d04f-3c94c3e3fb87 failed with error 80070020 when preparing for a backup.

Log Name: Application
Source: MSExchangeRepl
Date: 1/25/2013 5:29:24 PM
Event ID: 2112
Task Category: Exchange VSS Writer
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Description:
The Microsoft Exchange Replication service VSS Writer instance c59fb6d1-d04f-3c94c3e3fb87 failed with error code 80070020 when preparing for a backup of database 'DB02'.

The error was caused by wrong Backup Selection. We had created new mailbox database and BE seemed to automatically added it into already configured selections. Well we took the backup of this database in all backup jobs. Some of those jobs was scheduled at the same time and due to this reason occurred long querying for VSS writer. When I removed the database from the selections the problem was solved.