Windows Server 2008 BSOD after a system restore from older backup

Certainly using and testing backup and restore procedure is one of the most important tasks of any system administrator. In most of the cases this process is well documented and the regular tests provide peace of the mind. But . . . You always get the odd one that makes your heart race. After what seemed to be a (nearly) standard … Continue reading

Windows Backup Fails because the Volume Shadow Copy Service operation failed

In  a recent attempt to create a full system backup of a Windows 2008 R2 server with Hyper-V installed and a few virtual machines running on this physical box, the backup job failed after a while. After some investigation an error has been discovered in the System Event Log: Log Name: Application Source: Microsoft-Windows-Backup Date: 31/05/2012 18:22:39 Event ID: 521 … Continue reading