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.