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MS-Windows file backup returned error 156

Hi dear all, MS-Windows file backup returned 156 error. based on document its related to VSS configuration on client but I have checked with OS admin and VSS is not configured on the server

05/07/2019 10:46:55 - Error bpbrm (pid=18803) from client clientname: ERR - failure reading file: E:\DBDailyBackup\DB.Bak (WIN32 2: The system cannot find the file specified. )
05/07/2019 10:47:00 - Error bpbrm (pid=18803) from client clientname: ERR - Snapshot Error while reading file: GLOBALROOT\Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy19\DBDailyBackup\DB.Bak
05/07/2019 10:47:15 - Critical bpbrm (pid=18803) from client clientname: FTL - Backup operation aborted!
05/07/2019 10:47:17 - Error bptm (pid=18814) media manager terminated by parent process
05/07/2019 10:47:36 - Error bpbrm (pid=18803) could not send server status message
05/07/2019 10:47:37 - Info bpbkar (pid=20100) done. status: 156: snapshot error encountered
05/07/2019 10:47:40 - Info bpbrm (pid=21901) Starting delete snapshot processing
05/07/2019 10:47:42 - Info bpfis (pid=12568) Backup started
05/07/2019 10:47:42 - Warning bpbrm (pid=21901) from client clientname: cannot open C:\Program Files\Veritas\NetBackup\online_util\fi_cntl\bpfis.fim.clientname_1557206840.1.0
05/07/2019 10:47:42 - Info bpfis (pid=12568) done. status: 4207

05/07/2019 10:47:42 - Info bpfis (pid=12568) done. status: 4207: Could not fetch snapshot metadata or state files
05/07/2019 11:07:03 - end writing; write time: 1:06:53
snapshot error encountered (156)

 

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Re: MS-Windows file backup returned error 156

You can't do some Windows backups without snapshots, and you can't do snapshots on Windows without VSS. Please share your backup policy details and whether you have WOFB enabled.

Whenever you see the following in the job details, take NetBackup logs on the client to find more information. In this case, you need the bpfis log.

>Error bpbrm (pid=nnnnn) from client...

Re: MS-Windows file backup returned error 156

Hi @Lowell_Palecek  Thanks for your reply

I disabled "windows open file backup for this client" option on client attributes and backups working fine.

Thanks

 

Re: MS-Windows file backup returned error 156

@shahriar_sadm 

Please schedule test restores to ensure that the backup (without WOFB) is good.