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    shadow copy problem

    I am trying to backup a very full SSD: 60GB
    capacity, 5 GB available. Keep getting failures in spite of removing
    all the useless junk that accumulates on the drive, becuase there's no enough room to
    do the shadow copy.

    Is there a way to
    have shadow storage for C: on another drive so that the shadow copy can
    complete? I tried "vssadmin resize shadowstorage /For=C: /On=D: /MaxSize=70GB"
    but got the response "The specified shadow copy storage volume association was
    not found." I know that D: has plenty of space, but have no idea if it is
    possible to provide shadow storage on a different drive.

    I was really
    just shooting in the dark because I cannot find any documentation on vss admin.


    Thanks

    Bob CHapman

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    Have you tried removing all the restore points except the last one?

    Joe

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    VSS for file protection can be set to use and drive to store the data - right click on the drive and select Properties.
    VSS for backup is under the control of the backup provider and there is no guarantee where the copy is stored.
    You could compress some of the larger files one at a time to clear some space?

    cheers, Paul

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