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File server backup fails with Backup Window Expired
Updated over a week ago

Problem description

File server backups get stuck at any random percentage, for example, 16%, and will not fail unless canceled manually or the Backup window expired message appears.


If the file size is huge or if there are a larger number of files, a full scan will take some time to read the files and will show a delay in the progress. In addition, if the disk space is critically low, you will face this issue. Microsoft Windows throws an alert if the disk space is less than 10 %.


[INFO] Pinging Server
[INFO] Pinging Server

Event Viewer > System Log
Id: 2013
Log: System
Source: Srv
Level: Warning
Description: The <disk drive> disk is at or near capacity. You may need to delete some files.


Go to Server > My Computer. Check the free space on the drive that was selected for backups, and increase the space.

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