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VSS Storage Space Availability

Updated: January 27, 2011

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

The Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) requires sufficient storage space to create and maintain shadow copies.


Event ID Source Message



Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Cannot find diff areas for creating shadow copies. Please add at least one NTFS drive to the system with enough free space. The free space needed is at least 300 Mb for each volume to be shadow copied.

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Volume Shadow Copy Service

File Services

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