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SnapCenter plugin for Exchange fails with VSS_E_HOLD_WRITES_TIMEOUT

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Applies to

SnapCenter Plugin for Microsoft Exchange (SCE)

Issue

Running a backup on an Exchange Server fails with:
Activity 'Creating Backup' failed with error: Failed to create VSS snapshot [Error Code: -2147212524] [VSS_E_HOLD_WRITES_TIMEOUT] [Error Code: -2147212524] [VSS_E_HOLD_WRITES_TIMEOUT]
Activity 'Renaming VSS Snapshot' failed with error: Skip renaming snapshot.
Activity 'Creating Snapshot copy for log backup' failed with error: Skip creating snapshot on log LUN,
Activity 'Registering Backup and Applying Retention' failed with error: Failed to register backup metadata, backup metadata is null or empty.
Activity 'Up To The Minute Retention' failed with error: Skip UTM retention.

 

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