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IBM VSS Hardware Provider 4.2.1 support for VMware
http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/dsichelp/ds8000ic/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.ibm.storage.ssic.help.doc%2Ff2c_vss_vmware_config_npiv.html

Volume Shadow Copy Error 0x800423f2 – writer error: timeout
Last modified on: 16th Sep 2010
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Error
BA952 Volume Shadow Copy Error 0x800423f2 – writer error: timeout
Description
This error occours when the VSS snapshot takes longer than 10 minutes to complete while performing a Drive Imaging backup.

Resolution
To resolve this error you can manually extend the VSS timeout by editing the following registry key:

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SPP\CreateTimeout

This value in supplied in milliseconds, 20mins equal 1200000 milliseconds.

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