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How to clear space from the System Reserved partition on Windows 2012 server?

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The backups on my Exchange 2010 server running on Windows 2012 server are failing.  The error messages indicate a lack of space on one of my source drives (error 0x80780119).  I checked all the drives in Disk Manager and see the System Reserved partition has a total size of 350MB with only 22MB free.

Based on some initial research I assigned the System Reserved partition a drive letter (Q:) and ran the following command from an elevated command prompt:  fsutil usn deletejournal /N /D Q:

It returned "The volume change journal is not active"

Does anyone know how I can free up space on the System Reserved partition or move it to another disk?
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Alan Hardisty earned 500 total points
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It's probably more related to System Shadow Copies not having enough space.

You can move the shadow copies from one drive and point them at another drive to keep things happy.

Check the location of the system reserved drive shadow copies and move them to a drive with more space and see if the backups are happier.

Alan
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Alan, you are a genius!  That did the trick and very simple to implement.

Thanks for saving my butt!
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You're welcome!  Been there with that one myself a few times too :)

Alan
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