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Create system image failed - "not enough space on disk"


Varino

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#1
Hi there,

I am facing a problem with the backup program of Windows 8. My computer (Asus with 250SSD) disk is new and I just installed my programs. Now I want to create a System Image using Windows. The image should be around 50go. Everything works fine until I get a message error saying my external disk does not have enough space, which is impossible since it is completely empty (500go).
Did anyone have ever meet that problem and/or have advices to help me? I would like to solve that and not be forced to used another way to backup.

Thank you,

Vari
 

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Duckface

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#2
Is your second disc formatted NTFS?
 

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Varino

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Hi,

yes it is! And today I have tried again to create an image but this time on a 931 go disk empty and the same error message error again. So now I am pretty sure that the matter does not come from mi disks (size, type of compression, etc.).
 

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Brink

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#4
Hello Vari, and welcome to Eight Forums.

What was the exact full error message?

I ask because if you Windows drive/partition doesn't have enough free space to work on, then you could also get the error for it as well.
 

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Varino

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Hello and thank you for welcoming me,

here is the sweet message from windows:

'Threre is not enough disk space to create the volum shadow copy on storage location. Make sure that for all volume to be backup up, the minimum disk space required for shadow copy creation is available. this applies to both the backup storage destination and volume included in the backup. Minimum requirement for Volumes less than 500 megabytes, the minimum is 50 megabyte of free space. for voulimes more than 500 megabytes, the minimum is 320 megabytes of free space. Recommended at least 1 gigabytes free of disk space on each volumes if volumes size is more than 1 gigabytes (0x80780119)"
 

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#6
Yep, that includes your Windows drive/partition.

How much free space do you have on your Windows drive/partition?
 

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    64-bit Windows 10
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

topgundcp

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Ipaqman

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I had the same issue on an Asus X202E notebook. The Recovery partition was set to 600MB and is too small for the Shadow copy to work. Using EASUS Partition Master, I resized my C partition down by 200 MB. I then copied the 128 MB GPT reserved partition to the 200 MB of unallocated space toward the end of the space leaving the unallocated space before the copy. I then deleted the original 128 MB reserved partition and then resized the Recovery partition to 800 MB in size.

I was then able to create a system image to the D: drive. It was about 30 GB in size.

Be sure to backup your data before attempting this fix.
 

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