Redirected restore of a SQL database fails with - There is insufficient free space on disk volume 'C:\' to create the database.

Problem

A redirected restore of SQL fails with an error indicating there is not enough free space, even though there is plenty of disk space in the target location.

 

Error Message

V-79-65323-3257 - There is insufficient free space on disk volume 'C:\' to create the database. The database requires 'n' additional free bytes, while only 'n' bytes are available.

Cause

If the backup came from a virtual machine and granular / GRT selections are being restored from tape, the error could be referring to the staging location.

When performing a GRT restore from a sequential device such as tape, it is required to stage the information on a local disk first, then the required file is extracted from the staged copy on local disk and restored.

Solution

Change the staging location as instructed in the following articles:

 How to change Granular Recovery Technology (GRT) temporary staging location for Backups and Restores (Backup Exec 2012) www.symantec.com/docs/TECH187371

 How to change the default staging location for Granular backup and restore jobs. (Backup Exec 2010) www.symantec.com/docs/TECH171749

 


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