Thread Rating:
  • 94 Vote(s) - 2.88 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Cannot Delete Shadow Copies with VSSAdmin
Error when you try and delete Shadow Copies with Windows 2008/2012 with VSSAdmin:

"Error: Snapshots were found, but they were outside your allowed context. Try removing them with the backup application which created them."

I have seen this on multiple occasions and which lead to some backup failures using third-party Backup Applications.
I suspect that the cause is the Backup Application itself and in the way it creates the Shadow Copies when executed (resulting in corrupt copies).

Use Diskshadow instead (the new and improved replacement to Vssadmin).
Diskshadow will allow you to delete corrupt Shadow Coppies (unlike VSSAdmin).

Forum Jump:

Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)