Windows 10: Backup drive has not enough space

Discus and support Backup drive has not enough space in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; When trying to make an image backup I get"not enough space on drive" although it is a blank drive with 75 GB 25549 Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by ddinc, Oct 7, 2015.

  1. ddinc Win User

    Backup drive has not enough space


    When trying to make an image backup I get"not enough space on drive" although it is a blank drive with 75 GB

    :)
     
    ddinc, Oct 7, 2015
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  2. Mirror Backup Space Requirments

    I have an external drive with 1.81 TB of free space. My PC has 1.34 TB of used space. Yet when I tried to do a Mirror Image backup using Microsoft Backup, it failed to complete because of "not enough free space".

    What should the differential be between free space available and used space to be backed up?
     
    Summerland Citizen, Oct 7, 2015
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  3. D Drive 100% full so what should I do?

    I do not think that your D drive has anything to do with your problem. The point being that a Recovery Drive contains the original preinstalled copy of Windows which plays no part in any back up procedure. To explain what was going on I needed
    to locate the error report generated when your backup failed. Unfortunately it took a long time to locate the error report due to your difficulties with providing files and OneDrive.



    Log Name: Application

    Source: Windows Backup

    Date: 11/09/2016 19:02:55

    Event ID: 4104

    Level: Error

    Description:

    The backup was not successful. The error is: There is not enough space on this drive to save the backup. Create some space by deleting older backups and unnecessary data, or change your backup settings. (0x81000005).



    You have been focussing on There is not enough space on this drive to save the backup. The solution is not
    Create some space. It is the alternative to change your backup settings.
    You need to back up to a location other than your D drive. This has been obvious from the very beginning.
    You cannot backup 60gb into a 19gb partition.



    You need to decide on an alternative location and that needs to have more than 120gb free disk space. It should not be to your existing drive because that defeats the purpose for which a backup is created. You create a backup to protect against
    hard drive failure. If the hard drive fails with the system and backup on you lose the lot.



    Do you have an external hard drive of sufficient capacity?
     
    Gerry C J Cornell, Oct 7, 2015
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  4. NavyLCDR New Member

    Backup drive has not enough space

    How big is the file system you are trying to back up?
     
    NavyLCDR, Oct 7, 2015
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  5. Kanata Win User
    I assume the destination disk is formatted with NTFS ?
    When you say blank disk, I also assume it is not just a raw partition ?
     
    Kanata, Oct 7, 2015
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  6. ddinc Win User
    It's NTFS.Meanwhile I saw that it wants to save all my partitions.
    I wish only to backup C as my program files are on a separate partition.
    But there is no option :
     
    ddinc, Oct 7, 2015
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  7. Kanata Win User
    I thought that Windows 10 system image only creates an image for the entire drive and not for individual partitions?
     
    Kanata, Oct 7, 2015
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  8. NavyLCDR New Member

    Backup drive has not enough space

    Yes, there is. It's called Macrium Reflect Free:
    Macrium Reflect Free


    Backup drive has not enough space :)

    That is what ddinc's problem is. He can't backup just 1 partition with Windows 10 imaging. But Macrium Reflect Free will image individual partitions.
     
    NavyLCDR, Oct 7, 2015
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  9. Cliff S New Member
    And compress them, my whole C: drive is 42+GB in use from 512Gb, but my Macrium image is only 21.3GB.
     
    Cliff S, Oct 7, 2015
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  10. ddinc Win User
    Thanks a lot
     
    ddinc, Oct 7, 2015
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  11. Macrium, ToDo Backup Free, Aomei backupper all will accomplish was you want to do (individual partitions)
     
    GamerwGlasses, Oct 7, 2015
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  12. Cliff S New Member
  13. Molyy Win User

    Backup drive has not enough space

    I would vote for macrium reflect and easeus todo backup, both are freeware. *092
     
    Molyy, Apr 5, 2018
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