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SnapCenter Plugin for Exchange backup fails with VSS_E_UNEXPECTED_PROVIDER_ERROR on first backup attempts

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Applies to

  • SnapCenter Plug-In for Exchange (SCE)
  • SnapCenter Plug-in for Microsoft Windows Server (SCW)

Issue

  • SnapCenter Plugin for Exchange backup fails with an error VSS_E_UNEXPECTED_PROVIDER_ERROR
  • Alternatively, may have the error VSS_E_PROVIDER_NOT_REGISTERED
  • Also affects up to the minute (UTM) retention as this is skipped, as seen in the failed Job Details

 

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