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Used Shadow Copy Storage space is bigger than the Maximum Shadow Copy Storage space !

Q: Used Shadow Copy Storage space is bigger than the Maximum Shadow Copy Storage space !

Hi,

I set the maximum shadow copy storage space to 8 GB in my Vista and thought I should never worry about the space in my system disk. However, I have just found the Used Shadow Copy Storage space is bigger than the Maximum Shadow Copy Storage space at the moment:

Used Shadow Copy Storage space: 10.326 GB
Allocated Shadow Copy Storage space: 10.573 GB
Maximum Shadow Copy Storage space: 8 GB

Do you know why and how to limite the Used Shadow Copy Starage space?
Thank you for any suggestions!

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A: Used Shadow Copy Storage space is bigger than the Maximum Shadow Copy Storage space !

It would be helpful if you filled in the System Specs. That way if you post on another issue people answering don't have to ask the same questions about your hardware over again, or search for the post with the info. Just push the specs link in every one of your posts.

I'm not sure how they measure the space usage. But 8 GB sounds like only a couple of restore points. How big is the HD? I suspect when deciding to discard an old restore point it looks at the current usage. If under the limit, it keeps all the old and makes another. That's just a guess on my part. But you can try a few different max numbers and see how it acts for yourself. As Yogi Berra said, "you can observe a lot by watchin'".

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I found something strange, perhaps it is something I do not understand.

After I set the first restore point, the used shadow copy storage space is keep increasing although there is only one restore point until now:

Used Shadow Copy Storage space: 0 B
Allocated Shadow Copy Storage space: 0 B
Maximum Shadow Copy Storage space: 3 GB

Used Shadow Copy Storage space: 102.406 MB
Allocated Shadow Copy Storage space: 400 MB
Maximum Shadow Copy Storage space: 3 GB

Used Shadow Copy Storage space: 211.297 MB
Allocated Shadow Copy Storage space: 500 MB
Maximum Shadow Copy Storage space: 3 GB

A:In the same restore point, the used shadow copy storage space is keep increasing

Hello needhelps,

The extra space may be from previous versions. Drives that you turn System Protection on for will have both restore points and previous versions created for it in the same shared shadow storage space.

Previous Versions - Shadow Copy

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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How can I increase the limit of "allocated" Shadow Copy Storage space on drive C: from 783.31 MB to maybe 4.9 GB(?), proportionately equal to drive D: ?

Volume D: size = 60 GB (Win 7)
Volume C: size = 40 GB (Vista)

Shadow Copy Storage association
For volume: (D\\?\Volume{e81d4bc2-bb04-11

Shadow Copy Storage volume: (D\\?\Volume{xxxx

63}\
Used Shadow Copy Storage space: 5.758 GB
Allocated Shadow Copy Storage space: 5.983 GB
Maximum Shadow Copy Storage space: 6 GB

Shadow Copy Storage association
For volume: (C\\?\Volume{e81d4bc3-bb04-11

Shadow Copy Storage volume: (C\\?\Volume{xxxx

63}\
Used Shadow Copy Storage space: 485.438 MB
Allocated Shadow Copy Storage space: 783.31 MB
Maximum Shadow Copy Storage space: 5.042 GB

Any help would be appreciated! Thank you.

A:"Allocated" Shadow Copy Storage space

I found this: Manage the Volume Shadow Copy Service with from the Vssadmin Command-Line
It's way beyond my abilities, but I hope that you can use it.

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Hi forum,
I am very careful about keeping an eye on System Restore points but I think I may have made an incorrect move.

I recently made a "vssadmin" alteration to storage space on my main drive (C) to 3GB. I now appear to have a lost a restore point which backdated to 3 weeks ago when the PC was running perfectly. This only occured after the change. I know this point is now lost forever.
However to avoid this happening in future at what figure should this be set in future.? Some recommend 30% of free space on the drive which, in my case, would be around 50GB. All the other recommendations say 3GB. Very puzzled by all this and would appreciate assistance. I like to keep points dating back a while as a precaution.

A:Shadow Storage Space

Welcome
You are very wise system restore is the best feature of Vista. I always keep as many as possible.
System Restore: frequently asked questions
System Restore - disk space

As long as you meet the minimum required space you can make the space used as large as your needs require.

See post by our leader and very respected member regarding the OS
System Restore - disk space
http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.asp

Again meet these requirements then you can make as large as you want to be comfortable

Reading your post indicates that you are like me, very conservative with your computer. Why not download the free Macrium Reflect and make a copy of your hard drive, then update once a month

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HI, I want to know if my non-system F: drive used for storing just data has this shadow copy storage area. And if yes how I can remove it.

A quick explanation of what it is would be nice as wel.

Why: I want to run TrueCrypt to encrypt the whole F: drive and its data. But the dang software keeps telling me it cannot shrink the filesystem on volume F:. Did some reading and found out Windows disk management cannot shirnk a partition if there are unmovable files. For example the shadow copy storage area used for whatever.. (I wonder if this also holds true for any existing $recycle.bin folder). So I want to know if my F: drive has this and if so could I move it or delete it. Thanks.

A:How to tell if my hdd has shadow copy storage area?

Hello Kojack,

You could turn off System Protection for the F drive to also turn off shadow copy (aka: previous versions) for it. The tutorial below can help show you how, and also give you better explanation about it.

System Protection - Turn On or Off

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi guys!

Trying to figure out how to remove a Shadow Copy Storage Association but can't figure out how to.

I have 4 HDDs in my computer and I use one of the disks as a pure backup disk holding both manually performed file copies but also an image of my system disk. The drive letter for this disk is E: and using the vssadmin resize shadowstorage command I have chosed to set 100 GB aside for this but when I run the command vssadmin list shadowstorage (as seen in the pic linked below) Windows for some reason I don't understand also has one of my other disks ( D: ) associated with shadow copy storage.

This is what it looks like ->


Thanks a lot in advance for any tips on how to get rid of this association for the D: disk!

//Richard

A:How to remove a Shadow Copy Storage Association

Hello Richard, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Shadow copy is part of system protection.

Double check to make sure that you have system protection turned off for the D: drive to no longer have restore points and shadow copies (previous versions) created for it.

System Protection - Turn On or Off

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Below is a copy of my List ShadowStorage using the VssAdmin console command.

I fully understand the C: storage, in fact I set the MaxSize. But, why do I have unused E: storage, and, MOST IMPORTANTLY, can I get rid of it. It may be an artifact from my recently upgrading my C: hardrive using Seagate's hard drive utility that move the OS onto the new hard drive using a "mirror" image. BUT, I did reformat the E: drive after this transfer. All is well and the Seagate utility worked great, but why can't I get rid of Shadows now on the E: drive. As you can see, the values are "0", but I had to set a minimum MaxSize of 300MB. I'm using Vista X64 Home Premium, and this may be part of the problem. Can you delete Shadows w/ Home Premium, and how?

Thanks folks, or anyone who understands this problem.

Shadow Copy Storage association
For volume: (C\\?\Volume{80afbf73-1633-11dc-a712-806e6f6e6963}\ Shadow Copy Storage volume: (C\\?\Volume{80afbf73-1633-11dc-a712-806e6f6e6963}\
Used Shadow Copy Storage space: 5.241 GB
Allocated Shadow Copy Storage space: 5.475 GB
Maximum Shadow Copy Storage space: 10 GB

Shadow Copy Storage association
For volume: (E\\?\Volume{7f0fa2e4-1b9a-11dc-8f9b-806e6f6e6963}\ Shadow Copy Storage volume: (E\\?\Volume{7f0fa2e4-1b9a-11dc-8f9b-806e6f6e69
63}\
Used Shadow Copy Storage space... Read more

A:Please examine my Shadow Copy Storage using VssAdmin?

Anyone, Anyone, bueler, bueler.

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Hi,

I read some of the related threads on Shadow Storage for Vista, but my problem seems unique enough to be new-thread worthy. Here it goes.

I have a Compaq Presario CQ60 w/ 220 GB of HD space, and for the past few weeks (maybe longer), I noticed that my HD space was magically disappearing. Last week, I got rid of 40+ GB of music files and photos and was sure that would do the trick. Then I watched over the next few days as my disk space got gobbled up, to the point where I essentially have nothing left. I didn't install any new programs or download anything. I did a quick tally this morning oand by my count I have around 70 GB of stuff on my Crive. So what happened to the other 150 GB?

After a little research, I found that this was a fairly common problem with Vista users and it often had to do with Shadow Storage size. I found some posts where people said that shadow storage had eaten up over 300GB of their hard drive. That's insane!

So I tried to resize my Shadow Storage through the command prompt. And this is where I've run into issues. So, here's what I've done:

1) To see how much shadow storage being used on my PC:

I entered:
C:\Windows\system32>vssadmin list shadowstorage

It returned:
vssadmin 1.1 - Volume Shadow Copy Service administrative command-line tool
(C) Copyright 2001-2005 Microsoft Corp.
No items found that satisfy the query.
2) To resize the Shadow Storage limit:

I entered:
C:\Windows\system32>vssadmin resize shadows... Read more

A:Solved: HD Space Magically Disappearing -- Shadow Storage Issue?

Figured out what was eating up all my HD space. It had nothing to do with Shadow Storage or anything Vista related.

It was actually trace files from Kaspersky AV 2014 (that I installed last month). Supposedly, by default, the trace function is disabled. But it was either turned on accidentally by me or there was a bug during installation which enabled it. So I disabled the trace function, deleted the trace files and grabbed back almost 150GB of space.

Just wanted to update the issue in case anyone else was flummoxed by vanishing HD issues. If you can't figure out what's going on, it might be your AV software!
 

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Hello. I am trying to be better at being organized/maintaining my system by externalizing my files: music files, pictures, backups, VMs, etc.

Recently I used one hard drive (~270 GB and labeled H:\) for my backups and iTunes library. I started with the iTunes library and got that perfect so that it now points to the only folder directory in H:\

Now I moved on to setting up the Windows backups. I set it up to back up only the 'Files in libraries and personal folders for all users'. SUCCESS! I see that it installs directly to the root of the H:\ and even has some hidden files.

I read some boards and realized that I had not checked 'Include a system image of drives: System Reserved, (C:\)'. I went back to manage my backups and made sure this was selected and attempted to back up. FAIL. "A shadow copy could not be created. Please check 'VSS' and 'SPP' application event logs for more information. Details: insufficient storage available to create either the shadow copy storage file or other shadow copy data."

I reverted back and unchecked the box. Tried to back up just the libraries and personal folders again. FAIL. Same error message. I then tried to delete the old backup and even the hidden files (leaving my iTunes directory still on H:\). Then attempted again. FAIL.

What have I done to not allow back ups to be done now? Clearly it can't be space issue. I have ~260 GB still left on the drive. Please advise. Thanks in advance.

A:Cannot backup anymore (insufficient storage...shadow copy data)

Do the following to clarify the situation: Open an elevated Command Prompt (run as admin) and paste this command in and then hit Enter =>

vssadmin list shadowstorage /on=H:

Then right click on the Cmd window and click Select All, then right click again on the Cmd window and you have the content of Cmd on your clipboard. Then paste it here into the message window.

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Well, how can i shrink down the amount of space used for shadow copy?

A:how to minimize shadow copy space?

Hello gradeabra,

Here you go.

System Protection Max Storage Size for Drive - Change in Windows 10

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This is an old problem on Win7 - a search of this forum showed no solutions - even though the same issue has been posted for years.

This machine has made system images for about 3 months without issues - last one was yesterday. Used space on the system reserved partition was always about 32 Mb. Suddenly this used space went to about 70 Mb which results in the error. I have no clue how this occurred.

Restoring an older system image apparently only restores the original files, does NOT deal with the excess cruff on the partition. [restoring ANY earlier image still results in 70 Mb as used on the system reserved partition].

How does one clear the useless trash that is located on the system partition so that system images can be made again?

I need a Windows7 based solution - NOT an aftermarket imaging program. [acronis, clonezilla etc.]

TIA

A:Not enough disk space to create the volume shadow copy ...

I think we need to see how much free space you have on drive "C".
Please use this Tutorial by Golden. This should help other members help you. Hang in there. Others should be by to help.
Please follow instructions so we can see the complete disk management.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

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I am not able to make backup, I get message not enough free space for shadow copy? How do I resolve this? I understand some kind of USN journal is created on
System reserved partion. This hidden partition was created when I installed and now I have only 38Mb free out of 100Mb. As I understand this has been an Issue for more than a year, and still Microsoft has not resolved?

A:Windows 7 image backup, error not enough space for shadow copy

I've had that error a few times. I think I tied the times of when it happens to installing new software, perhaps an upgrade of security software ..but that isn't certain. I have never found a definite resolution for the problem but after looking at the partition in Disk Management, scratching my head and rebooting a few times, the percentage of free space has just magically increased. Then the disk imaging procedure works OK.

I have read that this partition can be merged with the C: Drive and if installing the system afresh, the same can be done. However, just as I start considering this, the problem has thankfully gone away.

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Had a 50gb Win 7 (x64) system image on a 66gb partition. It was a good image, because I had to use it to restore once. Decided to do a new one, so in setting up the new backup I deleted the old one first within the Win backup process. Then I ran the new one and it fails for lack of space to create the Volume Shadow Copy. The partition currently has 65gb free. Just to check, I tried on another partition with much more free space and got the same result. Where might the hang up be? Thanks,

A:System Image backup fails - not enough space for Volume Shadow Copy

  
Quote: Originally Posted by highstream


Had a 50gb Win 7 (x64) system image on a 66gb partition. It was a good image, because I had to use it to restore once. Decided to do a new one, so in setting up the new backup I deleted the old one first within the Win backup process. Then I ran the new one and it fails for lack of space to create the Volume Shadow Copy. The partition currently has 65gb free. Just to check, I tried on another partition with much more free space and got the same result. Where might the hang up be? Thanks,


Goto system properties and then system security. Configure it. Is it enabled? How many percent and disk space?

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Hiya

Shadow Copy Restore is a component of the intelligent file storage technologies in Microsoft Windows Server 2003. It enables you to prevent data loss by creating and storing shadow copies of files and folders on your network at predetermined time intervals.

Before a client computer can access shadow copies, you must install the Shadow Copy Client. The operating systems that require the Shadow Copy Client include:

Windows XP
Windows 2000 (SP3 and higher)
System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, Windows XP

Windows Installer : To install this msi package you need Windows Installer
2.0 or higher. You can download it from one of the following locations:
Windows Installer 2.0 Redistributable for Windows 98 SE

Windows Installer 2.0 Redistributable for Windows 2000

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...8f-33c3-4de7-acd8-a33ac92d295e&DisplayLang=en

Regards

eddie
 

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I created a Storage pool with the following setup. Three 3TB drives with parity all in an external enclosure with eSata and USB 2/3 ports. It was connected via USB when created and had production data loaded and tested without any issues.
After a few days of use I decided to see what happened when I tried to access it via the eSata port. No luck, due to a driver on the eSata card issue with Win 8. So I powered all back down and plugged back in via USB. At this point the Storage pool went
into the state as per the screenshot below. Any suggestions to either fix the issue and/or retrieve the data that is in the volume?

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I have a z800 Workstation that currently has  2 - 2TB mirrored HDD's and 512 GB SSD program file drive.  I tried to install to WD 6 TB Black HDD and the maximum capacity I can get out of them is 1.5TB each.  Can this machine handle these two WD HDD's? I have talked to WD and they went through their usual protocal changing the drive initialization to gtb, but that yielded no change.  Any help would be appreciated.

A:z800 Maximum storage space

Hi, WD people should know how because they make the product. Please check their forum:         https://community.wd.com/t/6tb-red-win-7-64bit-only-recognizes-1-5gb/17502/4 Regards.

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Can someone please help me out i have been trying to free up space on my harddrive over the past couple of days and i only have 50GB out of 285GB free currently. I came across the Shadow drive on these forms and i looked into it and i realised that it is currently using 40GB of my harddrive and the maximum alowwed space foor ti is set to 42GB. I was wondering if it would be possible to change thsi so its aorund 5GBs for the maximum ammount of storage. I also recently delted old restore points and that didnt do anything to reduce the 40Gb of space that is being used by the Shadowcopys on my laptop. If someone could help me out wiht this it would be highly appreaciated.

Thankyou in advance,
matt154

A:Shadow Storage help

Hello Matt, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Yes, the maximum storage size for restore points and shadow copies can be changed. The tutorial below can help show you how to. If you have any questions on it, then please just let us know.

System Restore - disk space

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have been trying to back up my computer and keep getting this message: "Insufficient storage availabe to create either the shadow copy storage file or other shadow copy data (0x8004231F)". Can anyone offer a solution.

A:shadow storage

How large is your hard drive. How much space devoted to back up. How much of that is used?

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Acer Aspire 7741Z
Win 7 Home Premium. SP1.
4 GB ram memeory ( 3.68 usable ).

This tutorial says :
System Protection - Change Disk Space Usage
By default, Windows 7 will allocate 10% of your total C: drive/partition size to be used to store system restore points in this allocated disk space. This allocated space will no longer be available as free space.

This will show you how to adjust the maximum disk space used for system protection in Windows 7.

My computer was bought May 25th this year. I have not touched the storage size limit.
Just found out the size limit is set at 2%.
No problem so far. Restore points go as far back as May 25th.
Apparently 2 % is enough. Still, just wonder if it is a tad low ?

A:Shadow storage size

I'd say it's fine. It may only be 2%, but it's still a huge 11.63 GB.

You could push it to 5%, which will then give you 25 GB for shadow storage, more than enough I'd say. 10% may be Microsoft's norm, but with today's huge hard drives, it does seem rather excessive.

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Well doing the whole CMD thing I figured out my shadow storage... Well I was wondering if the used and allocated shadow storage is two different thing and do they both take up space from my hard drive?

Used Shadow Copy Storage space: 30.397 GB
Allocated Shadow Copy Storage space: 32.337 GB
Maximum Shadow Copy Storage space: 42.613 GB

Would the 30.397 GB add with the 32.337 GB to = 62.734 GB of used space on my hard drive?

A:Shadow Storage Question

How to adjust disk space in Windows Vista:

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Hi: I'm running Vista Ultimate SP2 on a Lenovo T61p, and for over two years now, I've noticed that I usually only have one or two restore points available. Originally, on my 100 GB drive, I had about 14 GB reserved for shadow storage, and it was almost entirely used. I cut it down to 7 GB (which reduced the used storage to 0 GB), and then watched it grow relentlessly until it completely filled up the 7 GB of space, all in a day or so. The half dozen or so restore points (all but one of which I created manually) gradually were whittled down to 1 by the end of this period.

Thinking that defragging continuously (as my drive seemed to be doing) might be contributing to this, I disabled the diskeeper service, turned off system protection (to get rid of all restore points / shadow storage), and watched as the same scenario unfolded. Every few minutes, when I check with vssadmin, the used / allocated space seems to jump by up to 2 to 3 hundred MB at a time. (and BTW, my disk seems to show almost continuous activity).

I'd really like to have at least half a dozen restore points available, but the gobbling up of used / allocated space seems to be kicking out all but the last point.

I'd really appreciate any ideas. Many thanks in advance

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Hi everyone. I am in DESPERATE need of help. My CD drive is being eaten. Any time I move something to make room, within a few minutes all memory is eaten up. Done the whole %temp% thing, and vssadmin stuff in command prompt to no avail. Also tried various program which helped at first, but then the memory disappeared yet again. I haven't installed jack on the C drive in about a year, and I am about to reinstall the system which is really problematic for me, being a music producer and having to renew some of my licences on software etc.....

PLEEEEAAASSSEEEE someone help me.

Windows 7
Quad Core Q6600
6bg Ram
 

A:eating gb's on my C drive (yes, I've downsized shadow storage etc)

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Hi Forum,
As a "newbie" I put a problem to you that is occuring on my Laptop HP HDX 18 running Vista Home Premium x64 which is frustrating. Restore points vanish after after a day or two even though I have taken no action to cause this . I have gone into vssadmin and increased the maximum storage to 40GB, heretofore it had been set at 900MB. All my Discs have ample space on them so I certainly cannot be losing these points for lack of space. But is raising max storage to 40GB "overkill"...I see in the examples quoted in articles a figure of only 3GB is set. I am not very technical and I rarely mess with settings/registry etc and have very little
added software on the PC. Only thing cCleaner and Defraggler.(used rarely). Could a problem be with these ? Help

A:Restore Points disappearing /Amount of Shadow Storage

Welcome

I can only guess, based upon the information that you gave me, but if there is enough room and you do not degfrag the drive that the restore points are on, I would make a guess that you have some maintenance (maybe from your AntiVirus) defragging the restore drive or some other way deleting them

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Help please! I did make a post on the Technet Forums not to long ago and [H]ardForums a few weeks ago just found this site today really hope some one out there can help me. I just copy pasted my Technet Forum post... Please help!

This is for a Windows 8.1 used as a Home Media Server, Every thing was working fine and then one day when I turned on the Server I was unable to access the Storage Space, and windows was telling me I needed to Format the drive. at first I thought some thing was wrong with ether the motherboard or a hard drive died. I moved the Storage Space Drives to a older system that I know works, and Was getting the Same Error. I reinstalled Windows 8.1, same error with Storage Space. The Manage Storage Space control panel was asking for me to add 2 more drives So I added them, Same error. Below are a few screen shots of what I think was important to show to get help. I am no IT pro, I am at the limits of what I know so please Help!!
Storage Space Window

Format Error

PowerShell "Get" Cmdlets

Event Veiwer Error
I really am at a loss of what to do, and it is some what frustrating but I know the data is still on the drives the Storage Space control panel shows most of the drives with space being used. So something must have gone corrupt Is what I am thinking So I did a " Repair-Virtualdisk-FriendlyName" and as of this posting 7 hours 3 minutes have passed and it is still at 0 % complete, at this rate it will take days maybe even weeks :/ I... Read more

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Hi New to this forum.
For the first 3 years I had no probs using Windows Backup. The last 2 years I constantly get the message, "A shadow copy could not be created due to insufficent storage space. I set the backup to go to an external hard drive WD elements drive 1 terabyte size. All system services are working properly. I've looked at the system vol partition and have 37.1 mg out of 100mg available. The error message I keep getting is 08X81000019. Also tells me to check the VSS logs and SPP application event logs. I'm somewhat of a novice about this stuff.
Anyone have any suggestions to help, would appreciate very much if I could get this system working again
Thanks in advence

A:Shadow Copy

Hello and welcome.

It is a well known fact that Windows Backup is a little flaky.
All or most people here will advise you to use Macrium Reflect free as your OS Image maker.
Please wait for some useful knowledge to arrive in regards to repairing windows backup failure.

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Is "Previous Versions" (shadow copy) available in Win 7 Home Premium? When I right-click a file or folder and choose Properties, the "Previous Versions" tab does not appear.

Please help. Thanks

A:shadow copy

Go to services.msc and check whether Volume Shadow Copy service is running or not.

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Every time i try to back up it comes up with this error 0x81000019 This is becoming a pain ..I got to say that i've tried all the helps people have posted with no luck some help please...

A:shadow copy

Cannot Backup error 0x81000019. Cannot create shadow copy... - Microsoft Answers

Regards....Mike Connor

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I did not download or install anything, but i notice that the storage space reduces itself by afew GB. Is this causes by shadow copy? Is there anyway to get back those space?

I wonder is there any tutorial to reduce shadow copy storage like in Vista?

A:shadow copy?

Hello GradeAbra,

Yes, you can reduce the size of the storage space used by system protection if needed.

System Protection - Change Disk Space Usage


This might also help ID areas where you may be losing HDD space at as well.

Hard Disk Space - Free Up and Recover

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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In Disk Cleanup, Under Cleanup System Files- If you delete all but last restore points and Shadow Copies, It says backup shadow copies will be deleted also. Does that mean that Image backups that you have made will not restore?

A:Shadow Copy

Originally Posted by Clint


In Disk Cleanup, Under Cleanup System Files- If you delete all but last restore points and Shadow Copies, It says backup shadow copies will be deleted also. Does that mean that Image backups that you have made will not restore?





I don't think so. I always delete restore points and still refresh from a backup no problem.

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Hi I'm pretty new to vista having just purchased a laptop. I'm having trouble adjusting shadow copy's properties to use less hd space because it is using my space like there is no tomorrow. Every time I try to adjust it with the command prompt (I'm under admin) I get an error

Heres an example of me attempting a few commands.
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>vssadmin resize shadowstorage /On=C: /For=C: /Maxsize=10gb
vssadmin 1.1 - Volume Shadow Copy Service administrative command-line tool
(C) Copyright 2001-2005 Microsoft Corp.

Error: Unexpected failure: Catastrophic failure

C:\Windows\system32>vssadmin list shadowstorage
vssadmin 1.1 - Volume Shadow Copy Service administrative command-line tool
(C) Copyright 2001-2005 Microsoft Corp.

Error: Unexpected failure: Catastrophic failure

C:\Windows\system32>

If anyone could give me a hand or point me in the right direction I would appreciate.

P.S. I hope I posted this in the right section. If not please forgive seeing as I'm new to this site.

A:Shadow Copy....

Hello Lance11, welcome to Vista forums!

Have a look at the tutorial at the link below.

System Restore - disk space

Also have a look at this one.

Disk Cleanup

Keep us informed!





Later Ted

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In 'Backup and Restore' page of Windows 7, when I click on 'Create System Image' in the left navigation pane, a window comes up and says "Creating a Shadow Copy". Could you please tell me:

1. What is a 'Shadow Copy'?

2. Is it the same size as the system image or compressed?

3. Where is it stored?

4. Can I access this and transfer elsewhere for saving?

Thank you,

A:What is a 'Shadow Copy'?

  
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In 'Backup and Restore' page of Windows 7, when I click on 'Create System Image' in the left navigation pane, a window comes up and says "Creating a Shadow Copy". Could you please tell me:

1. What is a 'Shadow Copy'?

2. Is it the same size as the system image or compressed?

3. Where is it stored?

4. Can I access this and transfer elsewhere for saving?

Thank you,


Shadow Copy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Above is something of an explanation. As I understand it, shadow copying is used by Windows Backup and also by Windows System Restore.

I don't use Windows Backup, but if I recall correctly the backup must be in its default location to restore properly. Is that the root of C?? I can't recall as I don't use it. I think you can move them, but before restoration you have to move them back to the default location.

System Restore points are relatively small. I have a dozen now and they take up 8 GB combined---whereas a single image file might take up 15 GB on my PC. System Restore points only back up certain types of Windows files.

I have no idea of the relative size of an image made by Windows Backup versus the size of an image made by some other program.

Windows Backup is too complex and finicky for me, so I just use another program.

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I was just looking around and run into this program: Access Hard Drive Snapshots with ShadowCopyView - MajorGeeks

After examining part of my system with it I noticed that some folders tend to be huge and taking a lot of space. Now, I'm not cramped for space but looks like shadow copy of just windows folder has almost 40GB.
It seems to be dependent on System restore, would turning it off make all shadow copies disappear ?

A:Shadow Copy, uses ? Get rid of it ?

For information about VSS chech this out: Volume Shadow Copy Service

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Hi everyone. I am trying to backup my computer to an external hdd and I continue to receive an error message stating that the shadow copy could not be created. I have researched on the internet concerning this issue, but the troubleshooting did not fix the problem. I have performed a backup before to this hard drive and was successful. Any clue to what is wrong? Any assistance will be appreciated. deanie44

A:shadow copy

Don't worry about Shadow Copy. Try what most of the pros here use. Macrium is free and saved me at least a few times
Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

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One of my friends installed Windows Vista Ultimate and he would like to know the directory of the folder which contains the files being deleted previously.

A:Shadow copy

anyone?!

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I create backups using Acronis Trueimage, so do I need Shadow Copy, which is taking up space? Just concerned with C drive.

A:Is shadow copy necessary?

Others may know more, but I believe Volume Shadow Copy is what System Restore uses. If you don't use it you can disable.delete it. The Shadow is also used for Windows Image Backup.

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I am a Vista Ultimate x64 user...

My problem is that the shadow copy service is not working. I have a lot of documents, images etc., but none of then have a "previous version".

System Restore is enabled, but I noticed that the"Volume Shadow Copy" service is set to manual and is not started. Should I set it to automatic?

Thanks for any help...

A:Shadow copy not working

Hi,

That could be it - check to see if you have any system restore points.

System Restore - How to

Also check Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider service is set. ( I believe the default setting is manual )

Services

Hope this helps

SIW2

Click the middle icon at top right of this post if it has helped - thanks

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If Shadow Copy isn't available in Vista Home Premium, why do I have the device drivers installed and working. Is there something Microsoft isn't telling me?

A:[SOLVED] Shadow Copy

Vista uses these for System Restore.

Paul

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I wonder if I should use volume shadow copy on my PC. Is it necessary? Is it typical that it creates many problems?

A:Volume shadow copy necessary?

useful if you or other people mess files up regularly. Here's some reading:
What you should know about Volume Shadow Copy/System Restore in Windows 7 & Vista (FAQ) | Trying To Be Helpful

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hi, guys
when downloading all the 200 and more updates after a fresh install of win7,

in services, MUST the service (volume shadow copy) be STARTED, to help download all updates yes/no ????
thanks for your time, bluesfloyd.

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No - that has nothing to do with downloads. A volume shadow is a restore point.

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I am having a little trouble with my shadow copy service on my Windows 7 machine, it now seems that every time i create a document or if i download a file on my machine, I cannot recover it from the previous version option after i delete it like i used to do on my computer all the time, I'm wondering if anyone might have a solution to this problem, I am running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.
 

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When viewing Hidden Devices in the Device Manager, under Storage Volume Shadow Copies, I have a long list of shadows that are ghosted. Is there any good reason that these should not be exorcised?

A:Shadow Copy Ghosts

You definitely do NOT want to remove anything related to the system!

If you show duplicates of old Graphics drivers, Audio drivers, etc, then that's OK.

Be very careful here- you can really screw things up...

Here's a link to a free TweakGuides System Guide (PDF).
I believe it has a section referring to your post: http://www.tweakguides.com/TGTC.html

Edit: Yep- it's on Page 70

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It's been a few days since I was able to restore my rig after a faulty SSHD and I've just about worked out all the bugs except for this one....

The Volume Shadow Copy service failed to start due to the following error:
The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.

There's a TON of them. Any ideas on how to fix this? Is it important? Can I live without it?

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Having problems with VSC - Volume Shadow Copy in Windows 7 Ultimate. Receive message ("Windows could not start the Volume Shadow Copy service on Local Computer. Error3: The system cannot find the path specified.) Also my backup and restore will not work. Generally the same message. Cannot pinpoint when this started but was probably after installing updates to windows 7. 5/15/2014

A:Volume Shadow Copy

Go to Start > Search then type vssvc.exe it should be found in C:\Windows\System32 folder, if it is found in some other location, copy and paste it into the System32 folder, see if the error is resolved.

Also check that the volume shadow service is running, and set to Automatic. To check that the service is running, in the search box, type compmgmt.msc , once in Computer Management go down to Services then check the Volume Shadow service.

If it is not found at all, go back to Start > Search at type cmd.exe right click on it, then choose Run as Administrator, in the command prompt type sfc /scannow this will restore any missing or corrupt system files.

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I'm having a problem with the Shadow Copy function. I tried to do a system restore, but there were no restore points for either C: or D: !! When I tried to create one, I got a message: A shadow copy could not be created for the following reason: Insufficient storage available to create either the shadow copy storage file or other shadow copy data. (0x8004231F). The system is a Compaq Presario SR2170NX with Vista Basic. Does anyone know how is this fixed?
I'm guessing it has something to do with the cmd: prompt. I haven't used that since windows 95!

A:Shadow Copy error

See Backup - Insufficient Storage (0x8004231F) and How to Change and Limit System Restore Storage Space Usage Size in Vista with VSSAdmin

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What is the difference between System Restore and Shadow Copy? I am familiar with the first, but only came across references to the second recently.

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I have a multi hd pc with xp originally installed on C drive. I have since installed Vista on a separate HD, leaving xp installed in case of issues. I am now happy with vista and wish to remove XP, however because it was installed first I realise I will issues with the boot.ini.

Would I be correct in saying that the only way to remove the install of xp would be to re-install vista on that partition? If that is correct is there anyway I can make a complete copy of my vista install so that I may re-install it in its current form, with progs installed, settings restored etc?

Or perhaps I am incorrect in my assumption that I would not be able to boot vista once XP (with boot.ini) is removed

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