Symantec BackupExec 12.5 and Microsoft Exchange 2007 Error

I had a very strange error last Saturday where the full backup of an exchange server failed with the code "Error querying the writer status". I knew there had to be something with the Volume Shadow Copy Service so I tried to restart it and then run the backup job but it failed again.

After a short search on the Symantec forums, I found a solution...

First of all I stopped the agent service on the target computer. Then I renamed the file
"C:\program files\Symantec\backup exec\raws\bedsshadow.dll" to something else and started the agent service.

The job failed again but this time due to a communications failure.

I then stopped the agent service, gave the file it's original name and started the agent service again.

This time the job completed successfully!

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