KB2966407 – Backing Up WS2012 R2 Hyper-V VMs Fails When Using CSV Writer After Installing KB2919355

Microsoft released a KB article for when Backing up virtual machines fails when using the CSV writer after installation of update 2919355 in Windows.


Assume that you install update 2919355 on a Windows 8.1-based or Windows Server 2012 R2-based computer. When you try to back up some Hyper-V virtual machines that reside on cluster shared volumes, you receive an error message that indicates the backup request has failed.
Here is a sample of the error messages that you may encounter when this issue occurs:

Error(s): vss_e_unexpected_provider_error
Csv writer is in failed state with unexpected error

Note The error message that an end-user will see is surfaced by the backup vendor products, and therefore it will vary by vendor.

A hotfix is available to resolve this issue.

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