I keep received the error message "Insufficient system resources" errors while copying large backup files on a Server 2003 server.
The server is a Windows Server 2003 server that has 4 GB of RAM. The paging file is set to an initial and a maximum size of 4096 MB.
The server is able to copy smaller and medium sized files without any problems.
However, when I try to copy larger files (25-90 GB in size) I always get these "Insufficient system resources" errors if I use the Windows Explorer copy and paste, cut and paste, or the command line copy or xcopy commands.
While I have been able to find a solution for copying these large backup files using the Microsoft Sync Toy program, I would like to fix the underlying server memory and system resources issues that are causing these Windows copies to fail.
The administrator who regularly administers this server needs to be able to do the regular Windows copies; he can't be expected to always use the Microsoft Sync Toy program.
So, what do I need to do to fix the underlying operating system memory and system resources issues that are causing these copy commands to fail with the "Insufficient system resources" errors?