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Error:

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[ERROR] VSS_E_WRITER_INFRASTRUCTURE

OR

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VSS_E_PROVIDER_VETO

Cause:

Since a shadow copy cannot be created, the error above will usually result with the following error being flagged as well:

[Error][Updated File] File=”C:\Directory_Path\File” Error=”The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process.”
Another possible cause could be when some other software has already created a snapshot of the VSS. This is a Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy issue.

Resolution:

To resolve the issue, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Verify that the VSS writers are in a STABLE state by issuing the command: vssadmin list writers from a cmd.exe session. Pay specific attention to the “System writer”.
  2. If does not work, try
  3. Please backup the registry key -HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\EventSystem\{26c409cc-ae86-11d1-b616-00805fc79216}\Subscriptions
  4. Remove this registry key along with all its sub-keys

Windows XP / Vista:
To resolve the issue, please re-register the Volume Shadow Copy Service. To do so, you could utilize the “RegisterVSS.bat” script available in ${Install-Home}\bin. Please also reboot the machine afterward.

Notes:
Please safely ignore the error message(s) displayed during the re-registration, as some of the DLL files are platform specific.