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How to backup DFS shares.

I can choose three resources to backup DFS shares.

1. Shadow Copy Components.
2. The folder of file system on NTFS volume: C:\Shares, for example.
3. Shared folder resource(after "Enable selection of user shares").

1 method: work well. but i have same troubles with access to dfs share by group policy(drive maps) and i want to try different methods.
2 method: backup does well, but it has size 1-2kb. 
3 method: i get error: 

Final error: 0xe0009413 - An error occurred during the snapshot cleanup, or could not locate a snapped volume from which to back up.

Use this : i can't find "Advanced Open File Option Wizard".

How can I use 2or 3 method successfully?

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The error msg seems to be an

The error msg seems to be an in issue currently under investigation - http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH222376

As a test, choose Hardware VSS provider explicitly under the Advanced Open File options of the backup job for the share and rerun the backup. As the hardware vss will not be present, it will switch to a non-vss backup which should complete successfully albeit with exceptions.

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You cannot use methods 2 and

You cannot use methods 2 and 3. You can only use method 1

Well technically method 3 can

Well technically method 3 can be used. DFS can be backed up using their share names, however the ACLs aren't maintained.

then I need to use 3 method.

then I need to use 3 method. but i can't solve error issue.

Accepted Solution!

The error msg seems to be an

The error msg seems to be an in issue currently under investigation - http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH222376

As a test, choose Hardware VSS provider explicitly under the Advanced Open File options of the backup job for the share and rerun the backup. As the hardware vss will not be present, it will switch to a non-vss backup which should complete successfully albeit with exceptions.

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The work-around in the

The work-around in the document implies that method 1 be used to backup the data.

Thanks.  I selected in

Thanks. 
I selected in "Advanced Open File" snapshot provider "Hardware - Use technology provided by hardware manufacturer".
and job work successfully.

I just need to exlude backup

I just need to exlude backup exec from source of troubles of DFS access.
just for a short time.