VSS_E_INSUFFICIENT_STORAGE snapshot error
During a snapshot, if VSS
finds that no shadow storage area is configured for the requested
drive it attempts to create a storage area. An attempt is made to
create the shadow storage area on the same drive first. For
example, if the D:\ drive is the
requested drive, it attempts to create the shadow storage area on
the D:\ drive. If it cannot create a
shadow storage area on the requested drive, it tries to create a
shadow storage area on some other drive.
If there is not enough
room on the selected drive where the storage area is created, the
snapshot fails with a VSS_E_INSUFFICIENT_STORAGE error.
Preconfigure a shadow
storage area on a drive to avoid this issue. However, if that
storage area is not large enough it can cause the snapshot to fail
with the same error.
Another way to resolve
this issue is to remove any stale snapshots that are present on the
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