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How to Resolve Snapshot Backup Errors

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If you receive a File System Snapshot was Released reporting error, a partition may be heavily used or fragmented. Use the steps in this article to determine the issue and to resolve the error.

Move the Snapshot Location

First determine if the server has multiple partitions with available disk space, and then move the snapshot location to a less used disk using the following steps:

  1. Log in to the server as the administrator, go to My Computer, and right-click on the troubled partition.
  2. Select Properties, and click the Shadow Copies tab:
  3. In the Select a volume list, click on the troubled partition, and click Settings:
  4. In the Settings dialog box, from the Located on this volume drop-down menu select a partition with available space, and then click OK.

Verify the maximum size is adequate to back up the partition.


Analyze the partition in question for a Defrag. The disk will show up heavily fragmented:


It is recommended that you defragment the hard drive during off hours in order to reduce server load during normal business hours.

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