Back-up Exec failed! 120Gb. disk free but Back-up to Disk folder runs out of memory at around 2Gb!
Posted on 2007-10-05
This is bizarre, we have a Windows 2003 server and are trying to back up an Exchange Store of around 80Gb. to a separate internal hard disk. The C drive is in 'Simple Format' and the extra disk is a 'Dynamic Disk with three partitions. We have created Back-up to Disk folders on one 120Gb. partition with nothing else on it, but within two or three minutes we get error messages telling us the folder is full!
It may be worth pointing out that there is 13Gb. available (over 160Gb) on the original disk which is not enough to allow us to move/copy the Store conventionally, so we decided to use Back-up Exec to do a back up followed by a restore!!!! We do not have a suitable tape drive for this purpose . . .
Tried increasing the maximum size for Back to Disk files from the standard 1Gb to 80Gb. and changed all the other settings on the Back-up to Disk but made no difference. The disk itself there's load of room available and even if you choose Removable Back-up to disk it still fails and 'runs out of space!!'
The system is Windows Server 2003 with Exchange 2003 Enterprise Edition using Back-up Exec 11D with all modules.
Job name : Server Backup CompleteJob type : BackupJob status : FailedJob log : C:\Program Files\Symantec\Backup Exec\Data\BEX_SERVER50340_00009.xmlServer name : SERVER50340Selection list name : Server Backup Complete
Device name : Backup-to-Disk StoresTarget name : All Devices (SERVER50340)Media set name : Keep Data Infinitely - Do Not Allow Overwrite
Error category : Resource ErrorsError : e000848f - Insufficient disk space.
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