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Posted on 2012-03-20
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I get an error that ntbackup cannot complete.  I am using a Windows SBS 2003.  I am selecting only the system state.   Here is the error:


Backup Status
Operation: Backup
Active backup destination: File
Media name: "3-1-12.bkf created 3/20/2012 at 8:34 AM"

Volume shadow copy creation: Attempt 1.

Error returned while creating the volume shadow copy:0x8004231f.

Error returned while creating the volume shadow copy:8004231f
Aborting Backup.

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The operation did not successfully complete.

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Hi,

This error: Error returned while creating the volume shadow copy:0x8004231f.

is usually generated from lack of disk space. Can you confirm you have enough space for the volume shadow copy to create the system state backup.

Can you confirm how much disk space is available and do you have any way of freeing up space?
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If you feel you do have enough disk space available there are hotfixes for VSS. These links may help you:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/833167
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winservergen/thread/346fa42c-a476-457f-bcf3-59f87e444b55
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