[dba-Tech] System Image Failure

Dan Waters df.waters at outlook.com
Sat Jul 22 09:48:08 CDT 2017

Hi Rocky,

Try EASEUS.  I haven't tried making an image but for backups on W10 it works well.


Sent from my Windows 10 phone

From: Rocky Smolin<mailto:rockysmolin at bchacc.com>
Sent: Saturday, July 22, 2017 9:40
To: List<mailto:dba-tech at databaseadvisors.com>; 'Access Developers discussion and problem solving'<mailto:accessd at databaseadvisors.com>; 'Off Topic'<mailto:dba-ot at databaseadvisors.com>
Subject: [dba-Tech] System Image Failure

Dear List(s):

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)?


dba-Tech mailing list
dba-Tech at databaseadvisors.com
Website: http://www.databaseadvisors.com

More information about the dba-Tech mailing list