03-04-2012 11:16 PM
If it works intermittently, then the Windows backups are likely taking control of the Symantec VSS Provider and using it for its own snapshots. If that's the case, disabling Windows backup, restarting the server, and then seeing if Ghost backups resume normally would prove this. I suspect this is what is happening.
With Ghost 15, do not use 2 VSS backup solutions on the same system unless the second backup software has the ability to designate it to use the Microsoft VSS Provider rather than Symantec/Norton.
03-27-2012 10:35 AM
03-27-2012 11:57 AM
An easy way to test if something is grabbing our VSS Provider is to run a manual backup immediately after a failure. This happens because when the first backup fails, that failure also resets the Symantec VSS Provider, allowing it to work the second time. When you say that the automatic fails, but the manual completes, I suspect this is the case. You may want to test this on your machine a bit. (This is actually a limitation of the Microsoft VSS framework that Ghost is built upon.)
As a side note, though it may work, Ghost 15 is not qualified with Windows Home Server, nor has it been tested with any server operating system. You may want to consider downloading a trial version of Symantec System Recovery 2011, which is constanly updated to comply with the latest Microsoft operating systems.
04-05-2012 06:42 PM