ConfigMgr 2007 – Site Backup – ‘Error: VSS_E_WRITERERROR_RETRYABLE. Error Code = 0x80,042,3f3’

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I am trying to backup my Site Server using the built in maintenance task but when I check the “smsbkup.log” I see the following lines:

Info: Asynchronous BackupComplete finished.
 After BackupComplete SMS Writer status = WAITING_FOR_FREEZE.
 Error: VSS_E_WRITERERROR_RETRYABLE. Error Code = 0x80,042,3f3
 04/16/13 00:24:30 - backup completed.
 Backup task completed successfully with zero errors but there could be some warnings, 
 AFTERBACKUP.BAT will be started if available in its predefined location




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Cliff Hobbs is a 12 times Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), the first to be awarded in the UK for Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) back in 2004 and every year since (first in System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) and then Enterprise Client Management). He has worked as a Consultant with SMS since version 2.0 (over 16 years) and ConfigMgr/ SCCM during which time he has gained extensive experience of designing, deploying, and supporting large enterprise-wide systems management solutions on behalf of many companies such as Microsoft, HP, EDS, Getronics, 1E and Abbey across multiple industry sectors. As well as running this website in his spare time Cliff enjoys travelling with his wife and son, and photography.
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