The SharePoint installation on our SBS2011 is not working, it’s not a problem as we don’t use it. But it seems to be causing the backup to fail.
The backup fails after about a minute with a Volume Shadow Copy Service error 0x800423f4
As I don’t like broken software I tried to reinstall SharePoint but following the MS article “reinstall SharePoint Foundation 2010” it doesn’t fully clean the old databases out, and subsequently fails.
What I want to achieve is a working full server backup.
Is there any way of doing this with SharePoint being broken?
The event log seems to be full of VSS Writer errors 8229 and MSSQL errors 18210 at the time the backup was started.