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Windows Server 2012 R2 Shadow Copy Location change problem

Hey Guys,

I have a new Windows Server  2012 system. I want to do Shadow Copies on my D: (Data Drive) to a partition I created especially to store my shadow copies X: (Shadow Copy). So when I go into the D: properties and select the X: drive from the drop down list and click ok I get this message. "Failed to create the storage area association. Error 0x8004231d: The specified shadow copy storage association is in use and so can't be deleted." This is a new server none of the volumes have shadow copy enabled. I just always like to have separate partition for my shadow copies. Now the system will let me store the shadow copies on the D:, but I would rather have them on a separate partition.

I have tried disabling VSS Service while doing this and I get the same error. I saw a post on here stating to do that and that did not work. Any other suggestions? I could leave the shadow copies on D: because I have plenty of space but I would feel better storing them on another partition.
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Lionel MMSmall Business IT ConsultantCommented:
Although this says 2008r2 it is the same procedure to move it (look towards the bottom of this page) https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd364933%28WS.10%29.aspx. Make sure that the drive you are going to use (X) is not making shadow copies of itself too.
rraymond1130Author Commented:
I was unable to change the Shadow Copy location, so I left it on the same partition.
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