Starting services required for Enterprise Vault Quick Recovery

To take a snapshot of any of the Enterprise Vault components with SFW for quick recovery, you must make sure to start the required services. These include required Enterprise Vault services and the SQL Server VSS Writer service.

To start the SQL Server VSS Writer and required Enterprise Vault services

  1. Start "SQL Server VSS Writer" from Windows Services

    Make sure to set the service to start automatically on system start up.

  2. Ensure that the following configured EV services on the EV servers are started:
    • Enterprise Vault Admin Service

    • Enterprise Vault Directory Service

    • Enterprise Vault Storage Service

    • Enterprise Vault Indexing Service

    • Enterprise Vault Task Controller Service

  3. Verify that the SQL Writer has started by entering the following command in a command window.

    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\BIN>vssadmin list writers

    The output from this command displays status of the VSS Writers on the system.

    Sample output from the command is as follows:

    vssadmin 1.1 - Volume Shadow Copy Service
    administrative command-line tool
    (C) Copyright 2001 Microsoft Corp.
    Writer name: 'SqlServerWriter'
       Writer Id: {a65faa63-5ea8-4ebc-9dbd-a0c4db26912a}
       Writer Instance Id:
       State: [1] Stable
       Last error: No error