Windows 2012 R2 Server Backup Fails
Posted on 2014-01-16
I am having an issue with Windows Server 2012 R2 backup with the built-in Windows Server backup tool. This is a brand new formatted server that I put in production a week ago.
As soon as I include the 100 MB EFI partition and the 350 MB recovery partition (basically Bare Metal Restore) and drive C, my backup fails with message:
"Backup failed to complete. There is not enough disk space to create the volume shadow copy on the storage location. Make sure that, for all volumes to be backed up, the minimum required disk space for shadow copy creation is available"
There is no way I can have a look at the EFI and Recovery partitions from the Disk Management panel and Disk C, included in the backup has plenty of space left.
If I remove Bare Metal Restore (and remove EFI and Recovery), backup works just fine. Unless someone has a foolproof plan, I will have to decommission this server and reformat it and hope for the best.
Anyone can help?