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Windows Server Backup EVENT Error Codes

TECHNICAL NOTES / GUIDES

Applies To: Windows Server 2008/2012/2016

originally from this article: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc734488(v=ws.10).aspx

Events

Event ID Source Message
4 Microsoft-Windows-Backup Backup finished successfully.
5 Microsoft-Windows-Backup Backup started at ‘%6’ failed with following error code ‘%2’.
8 Microsoft-Windows-Backup Backup cancelled.
9 Microsoft-Windows-Backup Backup started at ‘%1’ failed as Volume Shadow copy operation failed for backup volumes with following error code ‘%2’.
17 Microsoft-Windows-Backup Backup started at ‘%1’ failed because Windows Backup engine could not be contacted, error code ‘%2’.
18 Microsoft-Windows-Backup Scheduled backup started at ‘%1’ failed because the schedule settings was not found.
19 Microsoft-Windows-Backup Backup attempted at ‘%4’ failed to start, error code ‘%5’.
20 Microsoft-Windows-Backup Backup started at ‘%2’ failed as another backup or recovery is in progress.
21 Microsoft-Windows-Backup Scheduled backup configuration conflicts with group policy settings, error – ‘%1’. Failing scheduled backup started at ‘%2’ due to the conflict.
22 Microsoft-Windows-Backup Backup started at ‘%2’ failed as recovery planning is in progress through some other client.
49 Microsoft-Windows-Backup Backup failed as no target could be found.
50 Microsoft-Windows-Backup Backup failed as required space was not available on the backup target.
52 Microsoft-Windows-Backup Backup task failed as the configured network target is not writeable.
100 Microsoft-Windows-Backup Backup schedule was cancelled. Backups would no more run as per schedule.
517 Microsoft-Windows-Backup Backup started at ‘%1’ failed with following error code ‘%2’ (%3). Please rerun backup once issue is resolved.
518 Microsoft-Windows-Backup Backup started at ‘%1’ failed as another backup or recovery is in progress. Please re-run backup.
521 Microsoft-Windows-Backup Backup started at ‘%1’ failed as Volume Shadow copy operation failed for backup volumes with following error code ‘%2’. Please rerun backup once issue is resolved.
527 Microsoft-Windows-Backup Backup started at ‘%1’ failed as recovery planning is in progress through some other client. Please re-run backup.
528 Microsoft-Windows-Backup Scheduled backup configuration conflicts with group policy settings, error – ‘%2’. Failing scheduled backup started at ‘%1’ due to the conflict. Please modify scheduled backup configuration to avoid the conflict.
544 Microsoft-Windows-Backup Backup started at ‘%1’ failed because Windows Backup engine could not be contacted, error code ‘%2’. Please check if engine service is installed and enabled.
545 Microsoft-Windows-Backup Scheduled backup started at ‘%1’ failed because the schedule settings was not found. Please re-configure scheduled backup.
546 Microsoft-Windows-Backup Backup attempted at ‘%1’ failed to start, error code ‘%2’.
561 Microsoft-Windows-Backup Backup started at ‘%1’ failed as no target could be found. Please attach a backup target and rerun backup.
564 Microsoft-Windows-Backup Backup started at ‘%1’ failed as network target ‘%2’ is not writeable. Please ensure user ‘%3’ has write permissions on the target.
612 Microsoft-Windows-Backup Backup schedule was cancelled. Backups would no more run as per schedule.