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Error -3050 during backup

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I'm running Retrospect Desktop 9.5.3.103 and I just got the following warning for the first time during a backup:

 

Writer "ASR Writer" backup failed, error -3050 ( VSS reported an error).

 

What does this mean and should I be concerned?

 

 

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Does this error occur on every backup?

 

Retrospect is letting you know that during the System State part of the backup the Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) had a problem with the ASR Writer component. To try and diagnose what the problem is you will need to look in the Windows Event Viewer logs.

 

In general this error will only be a problem if you need to do a restore which involves restoring the System State (e.g. Disaster Recovery Restore).

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