ConfigMgr CB Backup Failing

SCCM site backup was failing with following error, smsbkup.log showing following error.

Cannot find the dependent writer. The dependant component cannot be backed up.AddDependentComponent(pDependency) failed. Error code = 0x80,004,005.Error description = .Error: GatherWriterMetadata failed.

1. To fix this issue Run 'VSSAdmin list writers' command.
2. Ensure following writers listed.

3. If you identify these two writers are not listed, restart 'SQL Server VSS Writer' if SQLServierWriter' is missing or 'SMS_Site_VSS_Writer' if SMS writer is missing.

4.'VSSAdmin list writers', ensure both services are listed.

5. start sms_site_backup service to start backup, monitor smsbkup.log, ensure backup completed successfully.


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