The job has been cancelled because of the failure of another job on which it depended. (ID 912)

Problem:

Using Microsoft Data Protection my SQL backups started failing.  The failed jon log said

The job has been cancelled because of the failure of another job on which it depended. (ID 912) 

Cause:

The SQL VSS writer enters a bad state.  To make sure this is your problem open an administrative command prompt and type the following:

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Can’t see SharePoint databases in DPM.

Problem: When I try to select my SharePoint database in DPM I get the follwoing error:

The SharePoint farm cannot be protected because  DPM did not find any dependent  databases to be protected ( ID:32008 )

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DPM encountered a retryable VSS error

Problem: If you are trying to protect Hyper-V images using Data Protection Manager 2007  you may come accross the following error:

DPM encountered a retryable VSS error. (ID 30112 Details: Unknown error (0x800423f3) (0x800423F3))

Cause: The Hyper-V VSS Writer enters into a Failed State.

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Verify the State by typing "vssadmin list writers" in an administrative command prompt

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