VSS_E_MAXIMUM_NUMBER_OF_SNAPSHOTS_REACHED error on volume
This article provides information about the above error message, which may appear in the log files when attempting to copy open / locked files. This
error may be caused by the
one of the following reasons:
- Insufficient free disk space on the drive that contains the locked file. Try deleting unnecessary files, e.g. temporary files, to create more free disk space. You can also create more free disk space by deleting all restore points except the latest:
- It can also be caused by other profiles that are being run at the same time and are also copying open/locked files from the same drive. Only one profile can be copying open/locked files at any one time.
- Some other software may also be trying to access the shadow volume for that drive, e.g. disk defragmenters, other backup software, etc. In Windows XP only one shadow volume can be created per drive at any one time.