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The shadow copies of volume c: were aborted because the shadow copy storage failed to grow.

Posted on 2006-06-13
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At first I thought this was because I was experimenting with my lab setup and maxed out the hard drive backing up to the C drive.  But I have 20 gig free on the drive now and still getting this.  properties on the c drive,show shadow copies allowed p to about 8 gig (would i have set that or it's default value?).  I can check the no limit choice... but will that max out the hard drive or will it throw out the oldest shadow copys as needed rather than max out the hard drive?

is there a way to see how large each shadow copy is?
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy earned 500 total points
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Hi Techsupportwhiz,

Sorry, I must have skipped over this last week...

You can easily see your shadow copy information by right clicking on any drive in Windows Explorer and selecting Properties > Shadow Copies.  
This display will show you the actual size as well as how much is allocated.

However, if you've configured a share that has more than 20GB of data to be shadow copied, then there wouldn't be enough room.  Shadow copies are only made of Shares on each Drive that is designated.  The number of shares is also listed in the Properties display.

Jeff
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