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Event ID: 12310 Source: VSS

Volume Shadow Copy Service error: The shadow copy could not be committed - operation timed out. Error context: DeviceIoControl(\\\Volume{7edddf44-d0f2-11d8-8963-806e6f6e6963} - 000001440x0053c010002ACE180002ADE204096[0]).
The event appeared on an SBS 2003 server with Service Pack 2.  The problem was solved after applying the VSS update rollup from ME940349.
As per Microsoft: "During shadow copy creation, the Volume Shadow Copy Service halts the writers and the file system, then notifies the shadow copy provider to perform the create operation (also referred to as commit). The provider must perform this operation within 10 seconds, or the shadow copy creation will time out and fail". See MSW2KDB for additional information about this event.

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