Error EBAB03F1: The requested operation could not be completed due to a file system limitation

Article:TECH158113  |  Created: 2011-04-14  |  Updated: 2012-11-05  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH158113
Article Type
Technical Solution


Issue



An error occurs during a Backup Exec System Recovery (BESR) or Symantec System Recovery (SSR) backup:

Error EBAB03F1: The requested operation could not be completed due to a file system limitation

 


Error



Error EBAB03F1: The requested operation could not be completed due to a file system limitation

 

Cause



This issue may be caused by the large size of a recovery point exceeding some file system limit that is specified on the destination drive.  By default, BESR and SSR create one large backup file for each drive that is part of a backup job.  

 

This issue can also occur if the Symantec VSS Provider from BESR or SSR is utilized by a different backup program such as Symantec Backup Exec.  The Symantec VSS Provider is meant to be used only by SSR and BESR.  If other backup software utilizes this provider, it may be left in a bad state and result in this error.

 


Solution



A.  On the Options page of the BESR or SSR backup job, click the "Advanced" button.  Select the option to "Divide into smaller files to simplify archiving" and specify a 4 GB file size.  This will result in the backup being split into multiple file that are each below the file system limitation on the destination.

 

B.  If backup software other than BESR or SSR is also being used to backup the same computer, confirm that the other backup software specifies that the Microsoft VSS Provider should be used for its backups.  Look in the Related Articles section below for links to technotes about how to configure Symantec Backup Exec or Microsoft NTBackup to use the Microsoft VSS Provider for their backups.  If other backup software is being used, please contact the software vendor for information on configuring them to specify the correct VSS Provider.

 


Supplemental Materials

SourceUMI
ValueV-281-2987-1009
Description

 The requested operation could not be completed due to a file system limitation




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