I've discovered why the VSS error happens, I just don't know how to fix it.
I’ve set up a hidden encrypted drive (Drive Z:\) on Drive C:\ using Truecrypt. In this encrypted hidden drive I’ve installed two very important programs with client database files that I want to protect.
When I boot up the computer in the morning…the only hard drives you see in “My Computer” is the boot drive (Drive C:\) and two internal storage drives (Drive F:\ and Drive G:\). Once I type my password in TrueCrypt to de-crypt (mount) the Truecrypt Container that resides on Drive C:\, then the hidden drive (Drive Z:\)will become visible. You will see Drive C:\ , Drive F:\, Drive G:\ and now Drive Z:\ in “My Computer”.
If Drive Z:\ is decrpted (mounted), when the hourly scheduled IDrive backup occurs, I get a VSS error in Event Viewer whether the database files in Drive Z:\ are opened or not. (See Event Viewer Error in original post.)
Please note, that as long as Drive Z:\ is decrypted (mounted) and the database files are not opened, at the time of the scheduled backup, they will get backed up even though Event Viewer still shows a VSS error. If, however, the database files are opened at the time of the backup, then they are not backed up and I again get the VSS error.
If I don’t have Drive Z:\ decrypted (mounted) then there is no VSS error. Of course, the Activity Log, in IDrive says that it can not find the data base files in Drive Z:\ (obviously Drive Z:\ is not decrypted) so the files were not backed up. Apparently Truecrypt has a problem with IDrive or IDrive apparently has a problem with Drive Z:\ (Truecrypt) and causes the VSS error.
Anyone have a solution for not being able to backup an open file from a Truecrypt decrypted container? I also use Ghost and it doesn't have this problem. By the way, as a test, I opened one of these programs in Drive Z:\ then did a cut and paste of the database file to another drive and had no issues doing that.
Any ideas what I can do to resolve this VSS error of open files in a Truecrypt environment?