"VSS error 0x800423f4: <no discription>" while backing up MSSQL


Depending on the configuration of a SQL Server, the available threads may be used up if you create a snapshot backup of many databases at the same time. Microsoft has an article referred to the issue and it's workaround:

  • If you are running a 64-bit version of SQL Server, you can consider increasing the Max Worker Threads configuration option.

  • If you are running a 32-bit version of SQL Server, please check the influence of increasing of Max Worker Threads to performance.

How to configure the Maximum Number of Worker Threads (SQL Server Management Studio):