An error (code 0x80042313) is produced during a Volume Shadow Copy (VSS) backup with the message "flush writes timeout."
Creating a VSS snaphot of a file for backup purposes has a limited time to complete. If the file is subject to high disk activity and the snapshot cannot be created within the alotted timeframe, the error occurs.
Although Attix5 is in process of addressing the problem programatically, we recommend the following workaround:
Reattempt or reschedule the backup during times of lower disk activity.
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Posted: 17 Dec, 2014 by Du Plessis S.