Backup Exec 2010 Error E000FED1 – A failure occurred querying the Writer status

Backup Exec fails with a writer status error. The backup exec error code is E000FED1. It appears in the eventlog of the server with the ID 34113.

This can happen if one of the writers fails while performing backup of the shadow copies.

There is a KB article from Symantec for this specific error. It can be found here.

You could check the points mentioned in the post or just reboot your server to solve the issue.

Update: The solution provided above does only work on a 2003 server based system. Thanks to John for the hint.

3 thoughts on “Backup Exec 2010 Error E000FED1 – A failure occurred querying the Writer status

  1. Except rebooting doesn’t fix the issue. It might have with Windows 2003 but it does not with Windows 2008 R2. Same three writers fail during the backup after the reboot. WMI, System, and IIS Config. Also the article referred to above is applicable to Windows 2003 so it will likely do me know good to follow it either.

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