Windows 10: Not Able to Backup

Discus and support Not Able to Backup in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; I have been having a problem doing a backup which was never a problem in prior years. I have two 2021 versions of a backup program. With either... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by cyclone3211, Jan 21, 2021.

  1. Not Able to Backup


    I have been having a problem doing a backup which was never a problem in prior years.
    I have two 2021 versions of a backup program. With either program, the ending results are the same.
    Trying to do a full backup of a 512GB SSD with 208.86 GB Free to an External 2TB Hard Drive with 1.22TB Free.
    I tried twice and go the same message. Switch to another backup program and got the same results. There is not enough space on the destination drive to perform a backup. was the error message. I checked the selected location for the drive and found a file of 1,310,519,672kb.
    I hope that someone can provide me with an explanation as to why I am having this problem. I have use the Acronis software for many years and never had a problem. This 2021 version made me buy another software which ending without getting a backup.
    There must be a reasonable explanation as to why this is happening.
    Desktop is a PC with Windows 10 Pro version 20H2 OS build 19042.685

    :)
     
    cyclone3211, Jan 21, 2021
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  2. Geekoid Win User

    Using network hard drive for backup

    It depends what sort of backup you want to do. If you're happy just backing up regular files, then there are a bazillion (really, that many!) different bits of freeware to do that. There is a good list here:

    Download Back Up Tools for Windows - MajorGeeks

    and pretty much all of them can do network backups. Some even have fancy options like encryption. Really, the most useful thing is just being able to schedule them and know they ran OK.

    You may also want to make a system image backup too, and you'll find that software in the very same list.

    I don't have Windows 8 as yet, so I'm afraid I can't suggest any for that platform. Personally, I use Clonezilla for image backups.
     
    Geekoid, Jan 21, 2021
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  3. zbook Win User
    Programs not working

    In post 26 there were steps listed to fix the operating system corruption.
    Are you able to follow them?
    In post 29 was the suggested dism repair command.
     
    zbook, Jan 21, 2021
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  4. Bokenzhe Win User

    Not Able to Backup

    Backup Issue - Microsoft 10 - Cannot perform initial backup

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    My backup stubbornly refuses to run. I can't run the initial backup, therefore the file history backups don't run either. This has been an ongoing problem for quite some time. Suggestions I've received have not worked so far. Following is the problem
    and the failed resolution attempts:

    • I get this message from the Event Log:

    Unable to scan user libraries for changes and perform backup of modified files for configuration C:\Users\Papa\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\FileHistory\Configuration\Config

    Event ID - 201

    Level: Error

    User - System

    *** ---- There is no config file at this directory location. The contents of the location are:

    catalog1

    catalog2

    config1

    config2

    • In another thread from July, someone suggested checking a particular service (I forget the name just now) is running. It is.

    • Two days ago a Microsoft employee suggested the following steps. These steps resulted in no change, still no backup:


    KA

    Karthicka_R replied on


    Hi,

    Thank you for contacting Microsoft community.

    I suggest you to follow the below steps to start and stop the services “Windows backup” and “volume shadow copy” and check if it helps.

    • Press “Windows+R” and in the run command box type “services. MSc”.
    • Search for the service “Windows Backup” double click on it and check whether the service is started or not, click on “OK” button. I suggest you to stop and start the service again.
    • Once done again search for the service “Volume shadow copy” double click on it and check whether the service is started or not. I suggest you to stop and start the service again, click on “OK” button and
      check whether you can perform backup successfully.
    Hope this information was helpful and do let us know if you need further assistance. We will be glad to assist.



    • I performed these steps multiple times. The backup still crashes, with the same error message. In addition I collected the following error message, but only one time:

    Unable to start a backup cycle for configuration C:\Users\Papa\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\FileHistory\Configuration\Config

    Event ID: 200

    • Can anyone help me with this stubborn problem?

    Thank you in advance.
     
    Bokenzhe, Jan 21, 2021
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