[dba-Tech] System Image Failure
rockysmolin at bchacc.com
Sat Jul 22 09:39:09 CDT 2017
Per advice from MS on W10 (Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Backup and
Restore (Windows 7)) I decided to do the system image and system repair
disk. (Why it says Windows 7 when I am running Windows 10 is another
mystery). But it seems like having a system image file on an external HD or
DVD would be a good thing in case of a catastrophic failure of the SSD - my
primary C drive.
Creating the repair disk went fine, but I got a message from Image:
The Backup Failed. There is not enough disk space to create the volume
shadow copy.etc. (0x80780119) I checked my backup drive - nope - nearly a
TB available. So I went to the internets and found this:
which also shows a suitable for framing picture of my error message. There
follows an explanation that is such a rabbit hole that, in spite of my best
intentions to create a system image) I'm inclined to just keep using Norton
Ghost - which has been very effective and reliable for many years, instead
of trying to figure out how to repartition my SSD.
I'm trying to create a system image of the C drive.
My Disk 1 (disk 0 is the old rotator which I use for data storage, disk 1 is
the SSD) partitions are 1) System Reserved 100MB 14% free, 2) Recovery
Partition 449MB 100% free, and C: 223BG NTFD 34% free.
Any advice on how to proceed here or an alternate backup system that would
be SIMPLE (legitimate advice includes walk away from the computer and take a
nice long bike ride down by the ocean)?
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