Windows Server 2012 R2: Backup Failure

Error reviewed: 

  • Error Code: 0x8078006B
  • Windows Backup failed to create the shared protection point on the source volumes. Detailed error: The operation ended before completion.
  • MMC has detected an error in a snap-in and will unload it. (Windows Server Backup MMC console getting crashed.)

Resolution:

  • Ensure Dot Net Framework 3.5 SP1 is installed.
  • Hard-drive or partition designated for backup is a primary active partition.
  • And most importantly Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service or VSS is up and running. If on a domain then ensure that the service is running with local system rights.
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