JSI Tip 9366. Windows Server 2003 NTBackup errors when you backup the system state and Exchange Server 2003 information store in the same backup?

When you backup the system state and the Exchange Server 2003 information store in the same backup, NTBackup.exe errors with Application event log entry:

Type: Error
Source: NTBackup 
Category: None
Event ID: 8019 
Description: End Operation: Warnings or errors were encountered. Consult the backup report for more details.

OR

Type: Error
Source: NTBackup
Category: None
Event ID: 8001
Description: End Backup of 'Servername\Microsoft Information Store\First Storage Group'
'Warnings or errors were encountered.'
The backup log contains information similar to:
The 'Microsoft Information Store' returned 'Backup is already active.
' from a call to 'HrESEBackupSetup()' additional data '-'
The ' Microsoft Information Store' returned 'Functions called in an invalid sequence.
' from a call to 'HrESEBackupClose()' additional data '-'
The operation was ended.
Directories: 0
Files: 0
Bytes: 0
Time: 1 second
This behavior occurs because the Volume Shadow Copy service places Exchange Server 2003 in a 'backup in progress' state, causing the Exchange Server 2003 online backup streaming API to fail to bind to the databases.

To workaround this behavior, back up the system state and the Exchange Server 2003 information store using separate backup .BKF files.



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