Snapshot VSS Error Exchange backup using Veaam backup and replication

If your one of the fans for the veaam backup and replication and you probably have exchange server virtual machine at your premises that you want to backup, then your probably encountered the frustrating error below while trying to snapshot the exchange volumes.

vss-error

 

Well that is really a very annoying problem,  but fortunately you can overcome the issue by creating “manually” or using scheduled powershell script  to create hyper-v snapshot for the required virtual machine and once the snapshot created you can run the backup job with no problem.

 

find below some powershell command to create and delete VMs

 

to create snapshot for VM test

Checkpoint-VM -Name test -SnapshotName temporary

to delete snapshot

 

Remove-VMSnapshot -VMName test -Name temporary

 

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