Question First Windows 10 backup failing (not enough space)

coltm09

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I recently cleared off a 2tb hard drive to use as a back up drive for my 500gb SSD. The SSD is the C drive. I wanted to create file/folder backup as well as a system image. When I run backup it goes for a long time and records about 80 gigs of information before telling me that backup failed due to not enough storage space on the 2tb. This seems impossible as the 2tb is completely empty and recently reformatted. I'm only backing up 500gbs of information. I even tried backing up just the system image alone and it failed as well. Any idea what's going on here?

If the 2tb is empty shouldn't it be able to backup a 500gb drive?

Here is the link to the image of the error
https://ibb.co/9bxwLZf
 

artk2219

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I recently cleared off a 2tb hard drive to use as a back up drive for my 500gb SSD. The SSD is the C drive. I wanted to create file/folder backup as well as a system image. When I run backup it goes for a long time and records about 80 gigs of information before telling me that backup failed due to not enough storage space on the 2tb. This seems impossible as the 2tb is completely empty and recently reformatted. I'm only backing up 500gbs of information. I even tried backing up just the system image alone and it failed as well. Any idea what's going on here?

If the 2tb is empty shouldn't it be able to backup a 500gb drive?

Here is the link to the image of the error
https://ibb.co/9bxwLZf
The minimum space requirement is for both the source and destination drives, do you have more than 10% free space available on the drives your looking to image?
 

coltm09

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The minimum space requirement is for both the source and destination drives, do you have more than 10% free space available on the drives your looking to image?
Please show us a screencap of your Disk Management window.
Here are the images of both Disk Management, and the overall view of the two drives. There is definitely still room on the drive I'd like to image
https://ibb.co/Tg0qQWc

Also thank you both for your help!
 

artk2219

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Here are the images of both Disk Management, and the overall view of the two drives. There is definitely still room on the drive I'd like to image
https://ibb.co/Tg0qQWc

Also thank you both for your help!
No worries, hate to be that guy, but have you done a reboot since you plugged in that backup drive? Otherwise have you done an SFC Scan or system verification recently?

System File Checker is a utility in Windows 10 that checks for problems with files on your computer. To run it, follow these steps:

  1. Make sure you've installed the latest updates for Windows 10, and then restart your machine. To find out more, read Update Windows 10.
  2. In the search box on the taskbar, type Command Prompt, and right-click or press and hold Command Prompt (Desktop app) from the list of results. Select Run as administrator, and then select Yes.
  3. Type DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth (note the space before each "/"), and then press Enter. (Note: This step may take a few minutes to start and up to 30 minutes to complete.)
  4. After you see a message that says "The operation completed successfully," type sfc/scannow (note the space between "sfc" and "/") and press Enter.
  5. After you see a message that says, "Verification 100% complete," type exit.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/using-system-file-checker-in-windows-365e0031-36b1-6031-f804-8fd86e0ef4ca
 

coltm09

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No worries, hate to be that guy, but have you done a reboot since you plugged in that backup drive? Otherwise have you done an SFC Scan or system verification recently?

System File Checker is a utility in Windows 10 that checks for problems with files on your computer. To run it, follow these steps:

  1. Make sure you've installed the latest updates for Windows 10, and then restart your machine. To find out more, read Update Windows 10.
  2. In the search box on the taskbar, type Command Prompt, and right-click or press and hold Command Prompt (Desktop app) from the list of results. Select Run as administrator, and then select Yes.
  3. Type DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth (note the space before each "/"), and then press Enter. (Note: This step may take a few minutes to start and up to 30 minutes to complete.)
  4. After you see a message that says "The operation completed successfully," type sfc/scannow (note the space between "sfc" and "/") and press Enter.
  5. After you see a message that says, "Verification 100% complete," type exit.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/using-system-file-checker-in-windows-365e0031-36b1-6031-f804-8fd86e0ef4ca
Sorry for the delay. Ran the system file checker and it verified that everything was okay. Did not find or indicate any issues.
 

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