Not enough space error

6/21/2022 1:44:51 PM [Error] Failed to backup “Soluno_CA18020026” database with “Full” backup type: Xceed archiver error. > An unexpected internal failure occurred in the FileSystem component, or one of its descendants.
Type: Xceed.Zip.ZipArchive
FullName: \ > There is not enough space on the disk.

The backups have been working fine but I guess it is accumulating in my local C drive and has occupied the entire space because of which the backups are failing now.

Hi Navroop_Singh_Sidhu,

It seems you get the following error message: “There is not enough space on the disk.”

SQLBackupAndFTP works in the following way:

  1. Creates a backup file into a temporary folder
  2. Compresses the backup file into the temporary folder
  3. Removes the backup file after the compression
  4. Sends the compressed backup file to the selected destination places
  5. Removes the compressed backup file from the temporary folder

It means that you have to have enough free space in your temporary folder to store a backup file and a compressed backup file at the same time.

In the following blog post, you can find some recommendations on how to backup large databases Recommendation on how to Backup Large Databases with SQLBackupAndFTP – SQLBackupAndFTP's blog

If you have any other questions, please let us know.

Thank you!