This article describes causes and possible solutions for the error Final error (-8 Not enough storage is available to process this command.)
- This error code is an official Microsoft System Error Code for "Not enough memory."
- Typically this error occurs when there is not enough free space on the protected drive to run a backup.
- For Windows Server 2008, it can also be caused by Microsoft Hotfix KB976494 not being installed.
Check the available space of each protected volume. Datto recommends maintaining at least 30% free space per protected volume. A minimum of 20% free space per protected volume must be available at all times on the production machine.
0 – 70%
Utilization is good.
71 – 80%
Utilization is outside optimal limits. Monitor the volume growth and look at cleaning up unnecessary files and moving non-essential data to other storage.
81 – 100%
Volume is becoming critical. Snapshots will start to fail, disk queue lengths will increase. Create space.
- For Windows Server 2008, also ensure that Microsoft Hotfix KB976494 is installed. Installing this hotfix will require a reboot of the production machine.