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Svr 2016 - Unable to Create A Shdow Copy On the Specified Disk.

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#1 MasterNe0


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Posted 14 April 2017 - 01:56 PM



    We installed Windows backup onto a server 2016 and set it up to create a systemstatebackup of the server as it is a Active Directory Domain Controller.


    When running the wbadmin start systemstatebackup, it gives us a error:  Windows cannot create a shadow copy on the specified disk. Please choose another disk.


    I have tried switching from one drive to a external drive to see if that works but both gives me the same error around the ASR writer.


    checking the writers, all are stabled after running and encountering that error.


    This is pretty much the script I am using: wbadmin start systemstatebackup -backuptarget:D: -quiet


    I don't have this problem on older servers such as 2012, just on this new server 2016.


    This is the entire error:


Writer Failures
Writer Id: {BE000CBE-11FE-4426-9C58-531AA6355FC4}
Instance Id: {7523A68A-E62F-4162-8452-69095C9D6A7F}
Writer Name: ASR Writer
Writer State: 0
Failure Result: 81000112
Application Result: 0
Application Message: (null)
   Component: BCD
   Logical Path: BCD
   Component Result: 81000108
   Component Message: Windows cannot create a shadow copy on the specified disk. Please choose another disk. (0x81000108)


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#2 sflatechguy


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Posted 23 April 2017 - 09:14 AM

Based on the documentation I've seen, the problem could be related either to the size of the backup you are trying to create; the size and/or format of the drive you are trying to back up to, including the amount of free space on that drive; or the number of partitions on that drive.

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