Windows Server 2016 – Filter Manager Error After Backup starts Event ID 3

More Event Error to tackle Sad smile

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Message is a follows :

Filter Manager failed to attach to volume ‘\Device\HarddiskVolume64’. 

This volume will be unavailable for filtering until a reboot.  The final status was 0xC03A001C.

 

According to this blogpost the reason is simple :

https://www.mcbsys.com/blog/2012/12/filtermanager-event-id-3-during-backups/

When using the native Backup solution from Windows, and the backup destination is an External Drive.

You can get this error when the Windows Search Service is running ?

 

SOLUTION :

Stop the Windows Search Service before the backup starts and start again afterwards.

– net stop wsearch

– net start wsearch

 

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You can incorporate this is the existing Backup Scheduled Tasks like this :

Add one command BEFORE and 1 command AFTER the backup job.

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Check the errors afterwards again to see that they are gone.

You can also run devnodeclean before each backup…

Use Task Scheduler with devnodeclean and “switch /r” to remove these phantom volumes.

And stop “wsearch” at the beginning of the backup job and restart “wsearch” after the backup job.

With “devnodeclean.exe /n” you can only display the inactive volumes. The tool needs elevated rights.

 

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PS :

See also here Disk Signature Issues

A more in depth solution you can find here which is also linked to Event ID 27

Enjoy !

3 Responses to Windows Server 2016 – Filter Manager Error After Backup starts Event ID 3

  1. I am getting same error, but the windows search is disabled by default in server 2016 gui.

  2. Jenna says:

    Great post! We will be linking to this great content on our site. Keep up the good writing.|

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