Windows 10: VSS Shadow Failures during Backing Up Solved

Discus and support VSS Shadow Failures during Backing Up Solved in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Hi Gang, For what it's with I just did a Dell 3477 Win10Pro64 Fresh install and after installing the backup software (Veritas 18 sp3) I got the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by PreyMantas, Sep 1, 2019.

  1. VSS Shadow Failures during Backing Up Solved


    Hi Gang,

    For what it's with I just did a Dell 3477 Win10Pro64 Fresh install and after installing the backup software (Veritas 18 sp3) I got the dreaded "not enough space to create Shadow error". After some research I discovered that at least 330MB or thereabouts of free space is required on the Recovery partition to do a valid Shadow copy on a 64bit box. I think it's quite a bit less on 32bit boxes.

    In MS's infinite incompetence that costs TRILLION in lost productivity worldwide, they are only creating a Recovery partition is 529mb with well over 340mb being used to house the WinPE boot leaving less than 200mb of free space.

    So I figured I'd test it since I've seen nothing addressing the small Recovery partition which is what's causing all the issues and allowed the Win10 install do it's thing during advance custom install after wiping the drive to 100% unallocated and let the install finish complete to login screen. I then rebooted again and ran advanced custom install again, this time deleting all the partitions with exception to the Recovery part and then "Expanded" it to 1gb.

    *** Mind you, you can do this ONLY ONCE and it warns you of that to be certain because you can't change it afterwards. It's LOCKED IN and no further resizing is allowed.

    Now I have a 1gb Recovery partition with the boot files intact and the remainder is unallocated.

    So I created another partition using the rest of the unallocated space and let Install do it's install thing again to completion. It created another 529mb Recovery partition and the other needed partitions required on newer system enhanced BIOS's.

    I then got into Disk Management after installation/rebooting and DELETED the newly created 2nd smaller 529mb Recovery partition and rebooted and Urethra! It booted and ran fine and has been running fine for weeks now!

    So now there is a 529mb MS retarded worthless partition and NO MORE VSS errors during backup!

    So it cost half a GB to fix the MS buffoonish blunder and no more issues. Worked great for me...

    :)
     
    PreyMantas, Sep 1, 2019
    #1

  2. VSS (Shadow Copy)

    We are using Windows 10 1703 with shadow copy enabled. For some reason on my own PC I am able to right click on a folder and see "Previous Versions" however for everyone else the list is empty. I can see the Volume Shadow Copy service does start up and run
    however still do not see any folders in previous versions. Has anyone come across this before? We are not blocking or hiding the list.

    On one of the computers the event log shows:

    General

    Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error calling routine QueryFullProcessImageNameW. hr = 0x80070006, The handle is invalid.

    Operation:

    Executing Asynchronous Operation

    Context:

    Current State: DoSnapshotSet

    Details


    - System

    - Provider

    [ Name] VSS

    - EventID 8193

    [ Qualifiers] 0

    Level 2

    Task 0

    Keywords 0x80000000000000

    - TimeCreated

    [ SystemTime] 2017-10-17T20:53:33.139996900Z

    EventRecordID 8018

    Channel Application

    Computer

    Security

    - EventData

    QueryFullProcessImageNameW

    0x80070006, The handle is invalid.

    Operation: Executing Asynchronous Operation Context: Current State: DoSnapshotSet

    2D20436F64653A20534543534543524330303030303537392D2043616C6C3A20534543534543524330303030303536332D205049443A202030303031343637322D205449443A202030303031343432382D20434D443A2020433A5C57494E444F57535C73797374656D33325C76737376632E6578652020202D20557365723A204E616D653A204E5420415554484F524954595C53595354454D2C205349443A532D312D352D313820

    On other computers there are no errors but the previous versions list is still empty on those.
     
    JustinJones34, Sep 1, 2019
    #2
  3. CAca1836 Win User
    VSS error: Shadow copy optimization writer failed

    I use Carbonite's mirror image service to make a background shadow of my computer. I learned yesterday that the mirror image writer is not working because of a Windows service VSS error (I don't know what this is-just relaying what Carbonite told me). The
    Carbonite technician told me I have a shadow copy optimization writer failure. However, my files are still being backed up.

    Is it necessary to use a mirror image service? Should I worry about the VSS error and try to get it fixed?

    Everything else with my computer is working fine as far as I can tell.

    I have limited computer knowledge and hope I have explained this correctly!
     
    CAca1836, Sep 1, 2019
    #3
  4. dalchina Win User

    VSS Shadow Failures during Backing Up Solved

    Failed to Create Volume Snapshot Macrium Error 0x8004230f VSS Error


    Hi, you might try this:
    Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy (VSS) Troubleshooting - Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy (VSS) Troubleshooting

    or the free cautious repair tool
    Tweaking.com - Windows Repair Free/Pro
    - observing the steps and using only the relevant repairs

    More:
    How to Fix VSS Errors Step-by-Step

    Otherwise I suggest- assuming your disk and file system are sound-
    an in-place upgrade repair install which keeps all progs, data and most settings

    You need an iso of the same base language and build- freely downloadable.
     
    dalchina, Sep 1, 2019
    #4
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