Updating netbackup server list via script
Specifically, one of the VSS writers used to back up an application running on the server reported a status of failed, which caused Backup Exec to produce error E000FED1. Windows will display a list of each VSS writer and note if it is in an error state.
You can usually clear a VSS writer error by rebooting the machine.
In most of the cases I have seen, the problem is related to the service account's password being changed. The cause of this particular error can vary depending on which version of Backup Exec is being used.
If you have a reasonably current version, then you can generally solve this problem by making sure that the Remote Registry service is enabled within Service Control Manager. For older versions of Backup Exec running on older versions of Windows, the problem was usually connected to a DLL file conflict related to one of these files: This error can usually be corrected by making a modification to Windows Registry.
The easiest way to do this is to open Power Shell and enter this command: This command will return a list of any services that are configured to run automatically but are not currently running.
You may be able to force a service to start by opening Service Control Manager, right-clicking on the service and choosing the Start command from the shortcut menu.
Right-click on the Type Lib container, and choose the Permissions command from the resulting shortcut menu.
If that doesn't work, check the Application and System logs in Event Viewer.
The log entries should give you a hint as to the cause of the problem.
Fields in the list include: Policy Type Policy Generation (version) Active Follow NFS Mounts (applies only to Net Backup Enterprise Server) Cross Mount Points Client Compress Collect TIR Info Policy Priority Ext Security Info File Restore Raw Client Encrypt Max Jobs/Policy Mult.
Data Stream Snapshot Method Snapshot Method Arguments Perform Offhost Backup Backup Copy Use Data Mover Data Mover Type Use Alternate Client Alternate Client Name Use Virtual Machine Hyper-V Server Enable Instant Recovery Disaster Recovery Collect BMR Info Max Frag Size Checkpoint Restart Residence Volume Pool Share Group Data Classification Residence is Storage Lifecycle Policy Granular Restore Generation specifies a short list type and produces a terse listing.
According to Veritas, the unavailability of the backup medium can also trigger this error. This is one of the Backup Exec error codes that can be somewhat difficult to troubleshoot, as it corresponds to a read or write failure with the backup media.