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Server hadn't been restarted in over a year. After a few restarts, the VSS is working again.
Did you try doing this? To restart the Volume Shadow Copy service and SPP services You must be logged on as an administrator to perform these steps. Open Administrative Tools by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, and then clicking Administrative Tools. Double-click Services. If you are prompted for an ...
See about RSync, it is tried and true (old faithful) and works on different OS's. There is a frontend you can also use called DeltaCopy for ease of deployment. http://www.aboutmyip.com/AboutMyXApp/DeltaCopy.jsp
I finally figured it out. Turned out it was a Visual Studio issue. Right-clicking on the project in the Project Explorer window and selecting refresh folder forced the authentication prompt to come up, and the error never returned. I am guessing Visual Studio may have had some type of cached credential feature that may have caused this.
A packet capture is your fried here. Start a long running capture open with a filter for just the two servers set, also run it on both servers to compare the results. When troubleshooting something like this I look for resets on the connections and any long waits between connections. Wireshark will do the trick. Set the capture filter on Server1 to 'host ...
To answer my own question, the problem was in the DNS lookup. After I cleared the DNS cache on the RDS03 (where the inconsistent behavior occured). ipconfig /flushdns I did a cluster refresh on the RDS03 NLB Manager and noticed that it did a DNS lookup for RDS01. Now I knew for sure the NLB Manager was using hostnames to communicate. The DNS server ...
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