SSR 2013: Backup jobs fails with error code Error:E4F3000E

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Backup job fails with the following error:
Error:E4F3000E VSS called Failed:EndcreateSnapshotSet


Error Message

Error:E4F3000E VSS called Failed:EndcreateSnapshotSet

A check of the Windows Application Logs reveal the following error in the VSS source (click here for instructions): 

Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error calling routine Cannot find anymore diff area candidates for volume \\?\Volume{XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.EN_US}, xxx Catastrophic failure. 

<Data>Cannot find anymore diff area candidates for volume \\?\Volume {XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.EN_US}\ [1]</Data>


Error EC8F17B7 and E4F3000E Snapshot failure while using Volume Shadow Copy Service.

Error E4F3000E: Snapshot failure while using Volume Shadow Copy Service. Please check application event log for VSS errors. Error code: EndCreateSnapshotSet (-2147212300)




  • This issue occurs if the source volume is full or has lesser than 300 MB of free disk space.
  • Drive is too fragmented.


  • Free up 300 MB of disk space on the source volume and then run the backup job again. 

(Note: An effective cleanup method is through Windows Disk Cleanup Tool (CleanMgr.exe). If running Windows 2008, this optional feature may need to be installed via a feature called " Desktop Experience". To install, open Server Manager, choose Features, choose Add Feature, then select Desktop Experience to be installed. This will require a system reboot.)

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  • Run a defrag on the drive until it is less than 15% fragmented.

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