Failed to access the shadow volume. Error (2147549183): Catastrophic failure
This error (0x8000FFFF) occurs when running a scheduled profile using the backup operator and if the VSS service has not been started or other software has caused VSS to stop working.
1. Restart the following services: COM+ Event System, COM+ System Application, Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider, Volume Shadow Copy
2. Change the startup type of the Volume Shadow copy service to 'Automatic' (right click on Volume Shadow Copy > Properties > set the 'Start type' to 'Automatic') and reboot the computer.
3. Open a command prompt and run the following commands:
cd /d %windir%\system32 net stop vss net stop swprv regsvr32 ole32.dll regsvr32 oleaut32.dll regsvr32 /i eventcls.dll regsvr32 vss_ps.dll vssvc /register regsvr32 /i swprv.dll regsvr32 es.dll regsvr32 stdprov.dll regsvr32 vssui.dll regsvr32 msxml.dll regsvr32 msxml3.dll regsvr32 msxml4.dll net start swprv net start vss