prepare shadow copy stuck issue - Bitdefender 2011

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Postby battlefield » Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:41 pm

I see this problem is an hot item, but on my pc i found the spoilsport!

If you use Bitdefender anti-virus "2011"(v2010 cause not that problem), that might be the problem that the windows services "Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider" and "Volume Shadow Copy" not work properly! Even if you start them manually!

Actually the default settings of these services in Windows is not automatic but manual. If they can run properly without obstruction, FBackup/Backup4all (...) is able to start this services.

In Backup4all you can disable the advanced option "copy open files", so you can backup without shadow copy. But you are not able to backup open files that are in use by applications eg Firefox, Outlook,...

It does not help if you disable the anti-virus shield of Bitdefender 2011!! At the moment i write this, the only solution is UNinstall Bitdefender 2011 or disable "copy open files".

If you need shadow copy and still want to use Bitdefender, you can replace v2011 with v2010.

Your license key is not a problem normally. A key of Bitdefender is time related, not version related. Of course it is program related.

I have forwarded this issue today to Bitdefender, maybe they will fix it???

Adrian (Softland)
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Postby Adrian (Softland) » Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:20 pm


Please put all .exe files (vscsrv.exe, FBackup.exe and so on) from the FBackup installation folder into the exceptions list of your antivirus.

Do you still have the problem?

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Postby battlefield » Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:57 pm

Can't tell you if this would help? V2011 is already UNinstalled, because it makes my whole Vista unstable.

I was rolling back to v2010 and everything is back to normal!?

Here you can read my post at the Bitdefender forum:

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