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

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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.


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.


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)

How to change the default staging location for Granular backup and restore jobs. (Backup Exec 2010)




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