June 21, 2018
Just started using ALTARO Backup software.
This Free edition contains a full featured backup solution for 2 VM guests.
If you look at the high compression rate (63%) it was able to reduce the VM from 11GB to 3.5 GB
If you get these kind of warnings VM is NOT Application Consistent.
In the VSS settings you can DISABLE the VSS settings for a specific VM to solve the issue.
Highly recommended as a VM Backup Software for Hyper-V and VMWare …
June 9, 2015
I have a System State backup failing for days on a Windows 2K8r2 server, giving an Event ID 517 error
Quite a cryptic error code ‘2155347997’
After looking around on the interweb I found a lot of hotfixes and workarounds to get it solved. But I was convinced that none of those was really the root cause.
I had a gut feeling that lack of disk space would be a more reasonable cause of the failing backup.
I decided to start a manual backup using WBAdmin
But it did end into the same error ?
Next I decided to save the backup to a different server logical disk using this command :
WBADMIN START SYSTEMSTATEBACKUP -backupTarget:\\server\e$
And voila all went well
February 17, 2013
Making MS SQL backups is quite easy using the build-in features.
But it is more efficient using the Compressed Backup Tool which you can download here http://mssqlcompressed.sourceforge.net/doc_command.shtml
The syntax us as follows :
msbp.exe backup "db(database=YourDB)"
The benefits are highly compressed backups compared to the native MS SQL backups.
Just give it a try