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  1. #1
    richard Guest

    XCOPY Insufficient system resources problem.

    We are running a Windows 2003 Enterprise Edition server with SP1 (32-bit) and
    I have started getting a problem with a script we run to copy data from one
    folder to another ready for a backup.

    Basically the script uses the give seperate xcopy commands to move about
    20Gb spread over about 1000 or so files from one folder to another.

    We have started getting a message :-

    "File creation error - Insufficient system resources exist to complete the
    requested service."

    The xcopy command stops and it moves onto the next which usually works.

    I have had a look on the web and found about a problem with Windows 2000
    Server but cannot fine any details on this error with Windows 2003.

    Does anybody have any ideas what may be causing this? any help appreciated.

    Richard


  2. #2
    Daniel Oxley Guest

    Re: XCOPY Insufficient system resources problem.

    I have same some strange errors with xcopy in the past. I always use
    robocopy now and it works much better. With robocopy i have copied more
    than 20gb of data.
    Regarding your problem, I have no idea. sorry.

    --
    Daniel

    just remove the obvious part in order to contact me...
    oxley.idontlikejunkmailatall.daniel@gmail.com


    "richard" <richard@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:A93380AD-DE53-48A0-871A-54B8CBCFDD9F@microsoft.com...
    > We are running a Windows 2003 Enterprise Edition server with SP1 (32-bit)
    > and
    > I have started getting a problem with a script we run to copy data from
    > one
    > folder to another ready for a backup.
    >
    > Basically the script uses the give seperate xcopy commands to move about
    > 20Gb spread over about 1000 or so files from one folder to another.
    >
    > We have started getting a message :-
    >
    > "File creation error - Insufficient system resources exist to complete the
    > requested service."
    >
    > The xcopy command stops and it moves onto the next which usually works.
    >
    > I have had a look on the web and found about a problem with Windows 2000
    > Server but cannot fine any details on this error with Windows 2003.
    >
    > Does anybody have any ideas what may be causing this? any help
    > appreciated.
    >
    > Richard
    >



  3. #3
    Pegasus \(MVP\) Guest

    Re: XCOPY Insufficient system resources problem.


    "richard" <richard@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:A93380AD-DE53-48A0-871A-54B8CBCFDD9F@microsoft.com...
    > We are running a Windows 2003 Enterprise Edition server with SP1 (32-bit)

    and
    > I have started getting a problem with a script we run to copy data from

    one
    > folder to another ready for a backup.
    >
    > Basically the script uses the give seperate xcopy commands to move about
    > 20Gb spread over about 1000 or so files from one folder to another.
    >
    > We have started getting a message :-
    >
    > "File creation error - Insufficient system resources exist to complete the
    > requested service."
    >
    > The xcopy command stops and it moves onto the next which usually works.
    >
    > I have had a look on the web and found about a problem with Windows 2000
    > Server but cannot fine any details on this error with Windows 2003.
    >
    > Does anybody have any ideas what may be causing this? any help

    appreciated.
    >
    > Richard
    >


    This problem has been around for quite some time when copying
    large trees with xcopy.exe. You can walk around it by using
    robocopy.exe or xxcopy.exe (which is downloadable from a
    number of sites).



  4. #4
    richard Guest

    RE: XCOPY Insufficient system resources problem.

    Thanks for the responses. I have changed the script to use robocopy and it
    seems to be fine now. Shame it outputs the percentage complete to the log
    file though !!

    "richard" wrote:

    > We are running a Windows 2003 Enterprise Edition server with SP1 (32-bit) and
    > I have started getting a problem with a script we run to copy data from one
    > folder to another ready for a backup.
    >
    > Basically the script uses the give seperate xcopy commands to move about
    > 20Gb spread over about 1000 or so files from one folder to another.
    >
    > We have started getting a message :-
    >
    > "File creation error - Insufficient system resources exist to complete the
    > requested service."
    >
    > The xcopy command stops and it moves onto the next which usually works.
    >
    > I have had a look on the web and found about a problem with Windows 2000
    > Server but cannot fine any details on this error with Windows 2003.
    >
    > Does anybody have any ideas what may be causing this? any help appreciated.
    >
    > Richard
    >


  5. #5
    Pegasus \(MVP\) Guest

    Re: XCOPY Insufficient system resources problem.

    robocopy has more switches than you can poke a stick at, including
    one to suppress the percentage output!

    "richard" <richard@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:6A9CA618-2882-4553-B2D3-CFF3F260553B@microsoft.com...
    > Thanks for the responses. I have changed the script to use robocopy and it
    > seems to be fine now. Shame it outputs the percentage complete to the log
    > file though !!
    >
    > "richard" wrote:
    >
    > > We are running a Windows 2003 Enterprise Edition server with SP1

    (32-bit) and
    > > I have started getting a problem with a script we run to copy data from

    one
    > > folder to another ready for a backup.
    > >
    > > Basically the script uses the give seperate xcopy commands to move about
    > > 20Gb spread over about 1000 or so files from one folder to another.
    > >
    > > We have started getting a message :-
    > >
    > > "File creation error - Insufficient system resources exist to complete

    the
    > > requested service."
    > >
    > > The xcopy command stops and it moves onto the next which usually works.
    > >
    > > I have had a look on the web and found about a problem with Windows 2000
    > > Server but cannot fine any details on this error with Windows 2003.
    > >
    > > Does anybody have any ideas what may be causing this? any help

    appreciated.
    > >
    > > Richard
    > >




  6. #6
    Chris Wilhelm Guest

    Re: XCOPY Insufficient system resources problem.

    I also am having this problem when trying to copy files using the Windows
    Explorer. Both systems (target and source) are Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2.

    If I try and "push" files at the target, I get this error message:
    "Cannot copy <filename>: Insufficient system resources exist to complete the
    requested service."

    If I try and "pull" the files from the source, I get this error message:
    "Cannot copy <filename>: Not enough server storage space is available to
    process this command."

    I've searched the knowledgebase for both error messages and found solutions
    to either ancient NT products, some 2000 products, but nothing for Server
    2003.

    I'm fairly certain this limitation must still be in effect or have some
    bearing on my problem:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/833167/en-us

    Or less likely, something related to:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/259837/en-us

    Other details that might be pertinent:
    There is enough disk space on the destination server.
    I'm not using VSS in any way, but the service is enabled and runs as it sees
    fit.
    Antivirus is disabled on both sides, or enabled, but the messages are
    identical.
    I can move the files in other ways, such as, backing them up to a different
    media, and restoring that media to the destination.

    "Pegasus (MVP)" wrote:

    > robocopy has more switches than you can poke a stick at, including
    > one to suppress the percentage output!
    >
    > "richard" <richard@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:6A9CA618-2882-4553-B2D3-CFF3F260553B@microsoft.com...
    > > Thanks for the responses. I have changed the script to use robocopy and it
    > > seems to be fine now. Shame it outputs the percentage complete to the log
    > > file though !!
    > >
    > > "richard" wrote:
    > >
    > > > We are running a Windows 2003 Enterprise Edition server with SP1

    > (32-bit) and
    > > > I have started getting a problem with a script we run to copy data from

    > one
    > > > folder to another ready for a backup.
    > > >
    > > > Basically the script uses the give seperate xcopy commands to move about
    > > > 20Gb spread over about 1000 or so files from one folder to another.
    > > >
    > > > We have started getting a message :-
    > > >
    > > > "File creation error - Insufficient system resources exist to complete

    > the
    > > > requested service."
    > > >
    > > > The xcopy command stops and it moves onto the next which usually works.
    > > >
    > > > I have had a look on the web and found about a problem with Windows 2000
    > > > Server but cannot fine any details on this error with Windows 2003.
    > > >
    > > > Does anybody have any ideas what may be causing this? any help

    > appreciated.
    > > >
    > > > Richard
    > > >

    >
    >
    >


  7. #7
    Pegasus \(MVP\) Guest

    Re: XCOPY Insufficient system resources problem.


    "Chris Wilhelm" <Chris Wilhelm@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:0753E4DA-D0B0-45A1-BCAB-8618DDFEE832@microsoft.com...
    >I also am having this problem when trying to copy files using the Windows
    > Explorer. Both systems (target and source) are Windows Server 2003 R2
    > SP2.
    >
    > If I try and "push" files at the target, I get this error message:
    > "Cannot copy <filename>: Insufficient system resources exist to complete
    > the
    > requested service."
    >
    > If I try and "pull" the files from the source, I get this error message:
    > "Cannot copy <filename>: Not enough server storage space is available to
    > process this command."
    >
    > I've searched the knowledgebase for both error messages and found
    > solutions
    > to either ancient NT products, some 2000 products, but nothing for Server
    > 2003.
    >
    > I'm fairly certain this limitation must still be in effect or have some
    > bearing on my problem:
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/833167/en-us
    >
    > Or less likely, something related to:
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/259837/en-us
    >
    > Other details that might be pertinent:
    > There is enough disk space on the destination server.
    > I'm not using VSS in any way, but the service is enabled and runs as it
    > sees
    > fit.
    > Antivirus is disabled on both sides, or enabled, but the messages are
    > identical.
    > I can move the files in other ways, such as, backing them up to a
    > different
    > media, and restoring that media to the destination.


    Why would you use such a tortuous solution if robocopy.exe
    does it in one fell swoop?



  8. #8
    Chris Wilhelm Guest

    Re: XCOPY Insufficient system resources problem.

    Oh I wouldn't. I just want the problem fixed, or some discussion on how to
    fix it. It's not that I can't use robocopy, it's that I shouldn't have to.
    You know.. the principle.

    "Pegasus (MVP)" wrote:

    >
    > "Chris Wilhelm" <Chris Wilhelm@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:0753E4DA-D0B0-45A1-BCAB-8618DDFEE832@microsoft.com...
    > >I also am having this problem when trying to copy files using the Windows
    > > Explorer. Both systems (target and source) are Windows Server 2003 R2
    > > SP2.
    > >
    > > If I try and "push" files at the target, I get this error message:
    > > "Cannot copy <filename>: Insufficient system resources exist to complete
    > > the
    > > requested service."
    > >
    > > If I try and "pull" the files from the source, I get this error message:
    > > "Cannot copy <filename>: Not enough server storage space is available to
    > > process this command."
    > >
    > > I've searched the knowledgebase for both error messages and found
    > > solutions
    > > to either ancient NT products, some 2000 products, but nothing for Server
    > > 2003.
    > >
    > > I'm fairly certain this limitation must still be in effect or have some
    > > bearing on my problem:
    > > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/833167/en-us
    > >
    > > Or less likely, something related to:
    > > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/259837/en-us
    > >
    > > Other details that might be pertinent:
    > > There is enough disk space on the destination server.
    > > I'm not using VSS in any way, but the service is enabled and runs as it
    > > sees
    > > fit.
    > > Antivirus is disabled on both sides, or enabled, but the messages are
    > > identical.
    > > I can move the files in other ways, such as, backing them up to a
    > > different
    > > media, and restoring that media to the destination.

    >
    > Why would you use such a tortuous solution if robocopy.exe
    > does it in one fell swoop?
    >
    >
    >


  9. #9
    Pegasus \(MVP\) Guest

    Re: XCOPY Insufficient system resources problem.

    Seeing that you're talking about principles: Microsoft have decided
    that xcopy.exe is superseded by robocopy.exe and that xcopy
    should no longer be used, presumably in view of the long-standing
    "System resources" problem.

    There is another reason why robocopy is preferable (other than
    it richer set of switches): It can deal with path+file names in excess
    of 255 characters. Xcopy can't.


    "Chris Wilhelm" <ChrisWilhelm@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:15E24C35-3539-4FF6-B105-4505622DD211@microsoft.com...
    > Oh I wouldn't. I just want the problem fixed, or some discussion on how
    > to
    > fix it. It's not that I can't use robocopy, it's that I shouldn't have
    > to.
    > You know.. the principle.
    >
    > "Pegasus (MVP)" wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> "Chris Wilhelm" <Chris Wilhelm@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    >> message
    >> news:0753E4DA-D0B0-45A1-BCAB-8618DDFEE832@microsoft.com...
    >> >I also am having this problem when trying to copy files using the
    >> >Windows
    >> > Explorer. Both systems (target and source) are Windows Server 2003 R2
    >> > SP2.
    >> >
    >> > If I try and "push" files at the target, I get this error message:
    >> > "Cannot copy <filename>: Insufficient system resources exist to
    >> > complete
    >> > the
    >> > requested service."
    >> >
    >> > If I try and "pull" the files from the source, I get this error
    >> > message:
    >> > "Cannot copy <filename>: Not enough server storage space is available
    >> > to
    >> > process this command."
    >> >
    >> > I've searched the knowledgebase for both error messages and found
    >> > solutions
    >> > to either ancient NT products, some 2000 products, but nothing for
    >> > Server
    >> > 2003.
    >> >
    >> > I'm fairly certain this limitation must still be in effect or have some
    >> > bearing on my problem:
    >> > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/833167/en-us
    >> >
    >> > Or less likely, something related to:
    >> > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/259837/en-us
    >> >
    >> > Other details that might be pertinent:
    >> > There is enough disk space on the destination server.
    >> > I'm not using VSS in any way, but the service is enabled and runs as it
    >> > sees
    >> > fit.
    >> > Antivirus is disabled on both sides, or enabled, but the messages are
    >> > identical.
    >> > I can move the files in other ways, such as, backing them up to a
    >> > different
    >> > media, and restoring that media to the destination.

    >>
    >> Why would you use such a tortuous solution if robocopy.exe
    >> does it in one fell swoop?
    >>
    >>
    >>




  10. #10
    Chris Wilhelm Guest

    Re: XCOPY Insufficient system resources problem.

    After some poking around, I found this article, which isn't really related..
    but is, since it's a copying of files problem we have here, not specifically
    xcopy, but copy or even copying w/ windows explorer. They all error with the
    same message.
    The article is this:
    http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;EN-US;304101
    and suggests this:
    Registry setting 1
    1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
    2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory
    Management
    3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
    4. Type PoolUsageMaximum as the entry name, and then press ENTER.
    5. Right-click PoolUsageMaximum, and then click Modify.
    6. Click Decimal.
    7. In the Value data box, type 60, and then click OK.
    8. Quit Registry Editor.
    9. Restart your computer.

    Which indeed has rectified the issue.
    "Pegasus (MVP)" wrote:

    > Seeing that you're talking about principles: Microsoft have decided
    > that xcopy.exe is superseded by robocopy.exe and that xcopy
    > should no longer be used, presumably in view of the long-standing
    > "System resources" problem.
    >
    > There is another reason why robocopy is preferable (other than
    > it richer set of switches): It can deal with path+file names in excess
    > of 255 characters. Xcopy can't.
    >
    >
    > "Chris Wilhelm" <ChrisWilhelm@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:15E24C35-3539-4FF6-B105-4505622DD211@microsoft.com...
    > > Oh I wouldn't. I just want the problem fixed, or some discussion on how
    > > to
    > > fix it. It's not that I can't use robocopy, it's that I shouldn't have
    > > to.
    > > You know.. the principle.
    > >
    > > "Pegasus (MVP)" wrote:
    > >
    > >>
    > >> "Chris Wilhelm" <Chris Wilhelm@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    > >> message
    > >> news:0753E4DA-D0B0-45A1-BCAB-8618DDFEE832@microsoft.com...
    > >> >I also am having this problem when trying to copy files using the
    > >> >Windows
    > >> > Explorer. Both systems (target and source) are Windows Server 2003 R2
    > >> > SP2.
    > >> >
    > >> > If I try and "push" files at the target, I get this error message:
    > >> > "Cannot copy <filename>: Insufficient system resources exist to
    > >> > complete
    > >> > the
    > >> > requested service."
    > >> >
    > >> > If I try and "pull" the files from the source, I get this error
    > >> > message:
    > >> > "Cannot copy <filename>: Not enough server storage space is available
    > >> > to
    > >> > process this command."
    > >> >
    > >> > I've searched the knowledgebase for both error messages and found
    > >> > solutions
    > >> > to either ancient NT products, some 2000 products, but nothing for
    > >> > Server
    > >> > 2003.
    > >> >
    > >> > I'm fairly certain this limitation must still be in effect or have some
    > >> > bearing on my problem:
    > >> > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/833167/en-us
    > >> >
    > >> > Or less likely, something related to:
    > >> > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/259837/en-us
    > >> >
    > >> > Other details that might be pertinent:
    > >> > There is enough disk space on the destination server.
    > >> > I'm not using VSS in any way, but the service is enabled and runs as it
    > >> > sees
    > >> > fit.
    > >> > Antivirus is disabled on both sides, or enabled, but the messages are
    > >> > identical.
    > >> > I can move the files in other ways, such as, backing them up to a
    > >> > different
    > >> > media, and restoring that media to the destination.
    > >>
    > >> Why would you use such a tortuous solution if robocopy.exe
    > >> does it in one fell swoop?
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>

    >
    >
    >


  11. #11
    Pegasus \(MVP\) Guest

    Re: XCOPY Insufficient system resources problem.

    Thanks for the update.

    "Chris Wilhelm" <ChrisWilhelm@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:6842EFA9-ABD7-403C-A7C1-59BDECCA1C16@microsoft.com...
    > After some poking around, I found this article, which isn't really
    > related..
    > but is, since it's a copying of files problem we have here, not
    > specifically
    > xcopy, but copy or even copying w/ windows explorer. They all error with
    > the
    > same message.
    > The article is this:
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;EN-US;304101
    > and suggests this:
    > Registry setting 1
    > 1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click
    > OK.
    > 2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory
    > Management
    > 3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
    > 4. Type PoolUsageMaximum as the entry name, and then press ENTER.
    > 5. Right-click PoolUsageMaximum, and then click Modify.
    > 6. Click Decimal.
    > 7. In the Value data box, type 60, and then click OK.
    > 8. Quit Registry Editor.
    > 9. Restart your computer.
    >
    > Which indeed has rectified the issue.
    > "Pegasus (MVP)" wrote:
    >
    >> Seeing that you're talking about principles: Microsoft have decided
    >> that xcopy.exe is superseded by robocopy.exe and that xcopy
    >> should no longer be used, presumably in view of the long-standing
    >> "System resources" problem.
    >>
    >> There is another reason why robocopy is preferable (other than
    >> it richer set of switches): It can deal with path+file names in excess
    >> of 255 characters. Xcopy can't.
    >>
    >>
    >> "Chris Wilhelm" <ChrisWilhelm@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:15E24C35-3539-4FF6-B105-4505622DD211@microsoft.com...
    >> > Oh I wouldn't. I just want the problem fixed, or some discussion on
    >> > how
    >> > to
    >> > fix it. It's not that I can't use robocopy, it's that I shouldn't have
    >> > to.
    >> > You know.. the principle.
    >> >
    >> > "Pegasus (MVP)" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >>
    >> >> "Chris Wilhelm" <Chris Wilhelm@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    >> >> message
    >> >> news:0753E4DA-D0B0-45A1-BCAB-8618DDFEE832@microsoft.com...
    >> >> >I also am having this problem when trying to copy files using the
    >> >> >Windows
    >> >> > Explorer. Both systems (target and source) are Windows Server 2003
    >> >> > R2
    >> >> > SP2.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > If I try and "push" files at the target, I get this error message:
    >> >> > "Cannot copy <filename>: Insufficient system resources exist to
    >> >> > complete
    >> >> > the
    >> >> > requested service."
    >> >> >
    >> >> > If I try and "pull" the files from the source, I get this error
    >> >> > message:
    >> >> > "Cannot copy <filename>: Not enough server storage space is
    >> >> > available
    >> >> > to
    >> >> > process this command."
    >> >> >
    >> >> > I've searched the knowledgebase for both error messages and found
    >> >> > solutions
    >> >> > to either ancient NT products, some 2000 products, but nothing for
    >> >> > Server
    >> >> > 2003.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > I'm fairly certain this limitation must still be in effect or have
    >> >> > some
    >> >> > bearing on my problem:
    >> >> > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/833167/en-us
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Or less likely, something related to:
    >> >> > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/259837/en-us
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Other details that might be pertinent:
    >> >> > There is enough disk space on the destination server.
    >> >> > I'm not using VSS in any way, but the service is enabled and runs as
    >> >> > it
    >> >> > sees
    >> >> > fit.
    >> >> > Antivirus is disabled on both sides, or enabled, but the messages
    >> >> > are
    >> >> > identical.
    >> >> > I can move the files in other ways, such as, backing them up to a
    >> >> > different
    >> >> > media, and restoring that media to the destination.
    >> >>
    >> >> Why would you use such a tortuous solution if robocopy.exe
    >> >> does it in one fell swoop?
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >>

    >>
    >>
    >>




  12. #12
    Ryan Guest

    Re: XCOPY Insufficient system resources problem.

    Did you ever find a solution to your problem or did updating the
    PoolUsageMaximum fix this problem for you? I'm dealing with the same problem
    but changing PoolUsageMaximum hasn't fixed it.

    "Chris Wilhelm" wrote:

    > After some poking around, I found this article, which isn't really related..
    > but is, since it's a copying of files problem we have here, not specifically
    > xcopy, but copy or even copying w/ windows explorer. They all error with the
    > same message.
    > The article is this:
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;EN-US;304101
    > and suggests this:
    > Registry setting 1
    > 1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
    > 2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory
    > Management
    > 3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
    > 4. Type PoolUsageMaximum as the entry name, and then press ENTER.
    > 5. Right-click PoolUsageMaximum, and then click Modify.
    > 6. Click Decimal.
    > 7. In the Value data box, type 60, and then click OK.
    > 8. Quit Registry Editor.
    > 9. Restart your computer.
    >
    > Which indeed has rectified the issue.
    > "Pegasus (MVP)" wrote:
    >
    > > Seeing that you're talking about principles: Microsoft have decided
    > > that xcopy.exe is superseded by robocopy.exe and that xcopy
    > > should no longer be used, presumably in view of the long-standing
    > > "System resources" problem.
    > >
    > > There is another reason why robocopy is preferable (other than
    > > it richer set of switches): It can deal with path+file names in excess
    > > of 255 characters. Xcopy can't.
    > >
    > >
    > > "Chris Wilhelm" <ChrisWilhelm@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > > news:15E24C35-3539-4FF6-B105-4505622DD211@microsoft.com...
    > > > Oh I wouldn't. I just want the problem fixed, or some discussion on how
    > > > to
    > > > fix it. It's not that I can't use robocopy, it's that I shouldn't have
    > > > to.
    > > > You know.. the principle.
    > > >
    > > > "Pegasus (MVP)" wrote:
    > > >
    > > >>
    > > >> "Chris Wilhelm" <Chris Wilhelm@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    > > >> message
    > > >> news:0753E4DA-D0B0-45A1-BCAB-8618DDFEE832@microsoft.com...
    > > >> >I also am having this problem when trying to copy files using the
    > > >> >Windows
    > > >> > Explorer. Both systems (target and source) are Windows Server 2003 R2
    > > >> > SP2.
    > > >> >
    > > >> > If I try and "push" files at the target, I get this error message:
    > > >> > "Cannot copy <filename>: Insufficient system resources exist to
    > > >> > complete
    > > >> > the
    > > >> > requested service."
    > > >> >
    > > >> > If I try and "pull" the files from the source, I get this error
    > > >> > message:
    > > >> > "Cannot copy <filename>: Not enough server storage space is available
    > > >> > to
    > > >> > process this command."
    > > >> >
    > > >> > I've searched the knowledgebase for both error messages and found
    > > >> > solutions
    > > >> > to either ancient NT products, some 2000 products, but nothing for
    > > >> > Server
    > > >> > 2003.
    > > >> >
    > > >> > I'm fairly certain this limitation must still be in effect or have some
    > > >> > bearing on my problem:
    > > >> > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/833167/en-us
    > > >> >
    > > >> > Or less likely, something related to:
    > > >> > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/259837/en-us
    > > >> >
    > > >> > Other details that might be pertinent:
    > > >> > There is enough disk space on the destination server.
    > > >> > I'm not using VSS in any way, but the service is enabled and runs as it
    > > >> > sees
    > > >> > fit.
    > > >> > Antivirus is disabled on both sides, or enabled, but the messages are
    > > >> > identical.
    > > >> > I can move the files in other ways, such as, backing them up to a
    > > >> > different
    > > >> > media, and restoring that media to the destination.
    > > >>
    > > >> Why would you use such a tortuous solution if robocopy.exe
    > > >> does it in one fell swoop?
    > > >>
    > > >>
    > > >>

    > >
    > >
    > >


  13. #13
    Ryan Guest

    Re: XCOPY Insufficient system resources problem.

    Did you ever find a solution to your problem? I'm havnig the same problem now
    and don't have a clue what to do next. The best lead I've gotten is this:
    http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;EN-US;304101

    This doesn't seem to fix my problem. I'm thinking about further reducing the
    PageUsageMaximum to see if it helps on my system. Let me know if you find a
    solution.

    "Chris Wilhelm" wrote:

    > After some poking around, I found this article, which isn't really related..
    > but is, since it's a copying of files problem we have here, not specifically
    > xcopy, but copy or even copying w/ windows explorer. They all error with the
    > same message.
    > The article is this:
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;EN-US;304101
    > and suggests this:
    > Registry setting 1
    > 1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
    > 2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory
    > Management
    > 3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
    > 4. Type PoolUsageMaximum as the entry name, and then press ENTER.
    > 5. Right-click PoolUsageMaximum, and then click Modify.
    > 6. Click Decimal.
    > 7. In the Value data box, type 60, and then click OK.
    > 8. Quit Registry Editor.
    > 9. Restart your computer.
    >
    > Which indeed has rectified the issue.
    > "Pegasus (MVP)" wrote:
    >
    > > Seeing that you're talking about principles: Microsoft have decided
    > > that xcopy.exe is superseded by robocopy.exe and that xcopy
    > > should no longer be used, presumably in view of the long-standing
    > > "System resources" problem.
    > >
    > > There is another reason why robocopy is preferable (other than
    > > it richer set of switches): It can deal with path+file names in excess
    > > of 255 characters. Xcopy can't.
    > >
    > >
    > > "Chris Wilhelm" <ChrisWilhelm@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > > news:15E24C35-3539-4FF6-B105-4505622DD211@microsoft.com...
    > > > Oh I wouldn't. I just want the problem fixed, or some discussion on how
    > > > to
    > > > fix it. It's not that I can't use robocopy, it's that I shouldn't have
    > > > to.
    > > > You know.. the principle.
    > > >
    > > > "Pegasus (MVP)" wrote:
    > > >
    > > >>
    > > >> "Chris Wilhelm" <Chris Wilhelm@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    > > >> message
    > > >> news:0753E4DA-D0B0-45A1-BCAB-8618DDFEE832@microsoft.com...
    > > >> >I also am having this problem when trying to copy files using the
    > > >> >Windows
    > > >> > Explorer. Both systems (target and source) are Windows Server 2003 R2
    > > >> > SP2.
    > > >> >
    > > >> > If I try and "push" files at the target, I get this error message:
    > > >> > "Cannot copy <filename>: Insufficient system resources exist to
    > > >> > complete
    > > >> > the
    > > >> > requested service."
    > > >> >
    > > >> > If I try and "pull" the files from the source, I get this error
    > > >> > message:
    > > >> > "Cannot copy <filename>: Not enough server storage space is available
    > > >> > to
    > > >> > process this command."
    > > >> >
    > > >> > I've searched the knowledgebase for both error messages and found
    > > >> > solutions
    > > >> > to either ancient NT products, some 2000 products, but nothing for
    > > >> > Server
    > > >> > 2003.
    > > >> >
    > > >> > I'm fairly certain this limitation must still be in effect or have some
    > > >> > bearing on my problem:
    > > >> > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/833167/en-us
    > > >> >
    > > >> > Or less likely, something related to:
    > > >> > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/259837/en-us
    > > >> >
    > > >> > Other details that might be pertinent:
    > > >> > There is enough disk space on the destination server.
    > > >> > I'm not using VSS in any way, but the service is enabled and runs as it
    > > >> > sees
    > > >> > fit.
    > > >> > Antivirus is disabled on both sides, or enabled, but the messages are
    > > >> > identical.
    > > >> > I can move the files in other ways, such as, backing them up to a
    > > >> > different
    > > >> > media, and restoring that media to the destination.
    > > >>
    > > >> Why would you use such a tortuous solution if robocopy.exe
    > > >> does it in one fell swoop?
    > > >>
    > > >>
    > > >>

    > >
    > >
    > >


  14. #14
    Eduardo Nazato Guest

    Re: XCOPY Insufficient system resources problem.

    Hi all,

    I've been experiencing the "Insufficient system resources" problem for a
    long time, but always used other ways to circunvent it. But now I DO need to
    resolve it.

    Let me explain it: I work with server virtualization (through Virtual Server
    2005 R2 SP1), and it's common for me to have to copy huge VHDs files from one
    server to another. But the mentioned problem appears very often, and right
    now it's really driving me mad! Next weekend, I'll need to copy this kind of
    file fast, due to downtime window.

    I think I've tried every listed solution on internet and MS articles, and
    none of them helped me:
    - Xcopy didn't helped, and neither Rocobopy. Both shows me the same problem.
    - Changing IRPStackSize, PagedPoolSize, SystemPages or PoolUsageMaximum
    keys helped... with nothing! =P

    The solution that I've been using for this problem is copying the file with
    NTBackup. It works, but it's a extremelly slow solution, and I can't wait for
    so long.

    So please, anyone, is there a solution that really works? Or only on Windows
    x64 I'll finally see this damn problem resolved?

    Our servers are Dell PowerEdge 2800/2900, with Windows 2003 R2 SP2 x86, and
    they have, at least, 8Gb RAM. I'm pretty sure that they do have suficient RAM
    and free space while performing file copies.

    Thanks in advance ;)
    Eduardo Nazato


    "Ryan" wrote:

    > Did you ever find a solution to your problem? I'm havnig the same problem now
    > and don't have a clue what to do next. The best lead I've gotten is this:
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;EN-US;304101
    >
    > This doesn't seem to fix my problem. I'm thinking about further reducing the
    > PageUsageMaximum to see if it helps on my system. Let me know if you find a
    > solution.
    >
    > "Chris Wilhelm" wrote:
    >
    > > After some poking around, I found this article, which isn't really related..
    > > but is, since it's a copying of files problem we have here, not specifically
    > > xcopy, but copy or even copying w/ windows explorer. They all error with the
    > > same message.
    > > The article is this:
    > > http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;EN-US;304101
    > > and suggests this:
    > > Registry setting 1
    > > 1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
    > > 2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    > > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory
    > > Management
    > > 3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
    > > 4. Type PoolUsageMaximum as the entry name, and then press ENTER.
    > > 5. Right-click PoolUsageMaximum, and then click Modify.
    > > 6. Click Decimal.
    > > 7. In the Value data box, type 60, and then click OK.
    > > 8. Quit Registry Editor.
    > > 9. Restart your computer.
    > >
    > > Which indeed has rectified the issue.
    > > "Pegasus (MVP)" wrote:
    > >
    > > > Seeing that you're talking about principles: Microsoft have decided
    > > > that xcopy.exe is superseded by robocopy.exe and that xcopy
    > > > should no longer be used, presumably in view of the long-standing
    > > > "System resources" problem.
    > > >
    > > > There is another reason why robocopy is preferable (other than
    > > > it richer set of switches): It can deal with path+file names in excess
    > > > of 255 characters. Xcopy can't.
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > "Chris Wilhelm" <ChrisWilhelm@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > > > news:15E24C35-3539-4FF6-B105-4505622DD211@microsoft.com...
    > > > > Oh I wouldn't. I just want the problem fixed, or some discussion on how
    > > > > to
    > > > > fix it. It's not that I can't use robocopy, it's that I shouldn't have
    > > > > to.
    > > > > You know.. the principle.
    > > > >
    > > > > "Pegasus (MVP)" wrote:
    > > > >
    > > > >>
    > > > >> "Chris Wilhelm" <Chris Wilhelm@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    > > > >> message
    > > > >> news:0753E4DA-D0B0-45A1-BCAB-8618DDFEE832@microsoft.com...
    > > > >> >I also am having this problem when trying to copy files using the
    > > > >> >Windows
    > > > >> > Explorer. Both systems (target and source) are Windows Server 2003 R2
    > > > >> > SP2.
    > > > >> >
    > > > >> > If I try and "push" files at the target, I get this error message:
    > > > >> > "Cannot copy <filename>: Insufficient system resources exist to
    > > > >> > complete
    > > > >> > the
    > > > >> > requested service."
    > > > >> >
    > > > >> > If I try and "pull" the files from the source, I get this error
    > > > >> > message:
    > > > >> > "Cannot copy <filename>: Not enough server storage space is available
    > > > >> > to
    > > > >> > process this command."
    > > > >> >
    > > > >> > I've searched the knowledgebase for both error messages and found
    > > > >> > solutions
    > > > >> > to either ancient NT products, some 2000 products, but nothing for
    > > > >> > Server
    > > > >> > 2003.
    > > > >> >
    > > > >> > I'm fairly certain this limitation must still be in effect or have some
    > > > >> > bearing on my problem:
    > > > >> > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/833167/en-us
    > > > >> >
    > > > >> > Or less likely, something related to:
    > > > >> > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/259837/en-us
    > > > >> >
    > > > >> > Other details that might be pertinent:
    > > > >> > There is enough disk space on the destination server.
    > > > >> > I'm not using VSS in any way, but the service is enabled and runs as it
    > > > >> > sees
    > > > >> > fit.
    > > > >> > Antivirus is disabled on both sides, or enabled, but the messages are
    > > > >> > identical.
    > > > >> > I can move the files in other ways, such as, backing them up to a
    > > > >> > different
    > > > >> > media, and restoring that media to the destination.
    > > > >>
    > > > >> Why would you use such a tortuous solution if robocopy.exe
    > > > >> does it in one fell swoop?
    > > > >>
    > > > >>
    > > > >>
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >


  15. #15
    Ryan Guest

    Re: XCOPY Insufficient system resources problem.

    Sorry I didn't post the solution when I found it. What worked for me was
    reducing the PagePoolMaximum to 30. I had tried reducing it to 60 but
    apperently that wasn't low enough. It only took me a month of calls to MS to
    get it resolved.

    "Eduardo Nazato" wrote:

    > Hi all,
    >
    > I've been experiencing the "Insufficient system resources" problem for a
    > long time, but always used other ways to circunvent it. But now I DO need to
    > resolve it.
    >
    > Let me explain it: I work with server virtualization (through Virtual Server
    > 2005 R2 SP1), and it's common for me to have to copy huge VHDs files from one
    > server to another. But the mentioned problem appears very often, and right
    > now it's really driving me mad! Next weekend, I'll need to copy this kind of
    > file fast, due to downtime window.
    >
    > I think I've tried every listed solution on internet and MS articles, and
    > none of them helped me:
    > - Xcopy didn't helped, and neither Rocobopy. Both shows me the same problem.
    > - Changing IRPStackSize, PagedPoolSize, SystemPages or PoolUsageMaximum
    > keys helped... with nothing! =P
    >
    > The solution that I've been using for this problem is copying the file with
    > NTBackup. It works, but it's a extremelly slow solution, and I can't wait for
    > so long.
    >
    > So please, anyone, is there a solution that really works? Or only on Windows
    > x64 I'll finally see this damn problem resolved?
    >
    > Our servers are Dell PowerEdge 2800/2900, with Windows 2003 R2 SP2 x86, and
    > they have, at least, 8Gb RAM. I'm pretty sure that they do have suficient RAM
    > and free space while performing file copies.
    >
    > Thanks in advance ;)
    > Eduardo Nazato
    >
    >
    > "Ryan" wrote:
    >
    > > Did you ever find a solution to your problem? I'm havnig the same problem now
    > > and don't have a clue what to do next. The best lead I've gotten is this:
    > > http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;EN-US;304101
    > >
    > > This doesn't seem to fix my problem. I'm thinking about further reducing the
    > > PageUsageMaximum to see if it helps on my system. Let me know if you find a
    > > solution.
    > >
    > > "Chris Wilhelm" wrote:
    > >
    > > > After some poking around, I found this article, which isn't really related..
    > > > but is, since it's a copying of files problem we have here, not specifically
    > > > xcopy, but copy or even copying w/ windows explorer. They all error with the
    > > > same message.
    > > > The article is this:
    > > > http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;EN-US;304101
    > > > and suggests this:
    > > > Registry setting 1
    > > > 1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
    > > > 2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    > > > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory
    > > > Management
    > > > 3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
    > > > 4. Type PoolUsageMaximum as the entry name, and then press ENTER.
    > > > 5. Right-click PoolUsageMaximum, and then click Modify.
    > > > 6. Click Decimal.
    > > > 7. In the Value data box, type 60, and then click OK.
    > > > 8. Quit Registry Editor.
    > > > 9. Restart your computer.
    > > >
    > > > Which indeed has rectified the issue.
    > > > "Pegasus (MVP)" wrote:
    > > >
    > > > > Seeing that you're talking about principles: Microsoft have decided
    > > > > that xcopy.exe is superseded by robocopy.exe and that xcopy
    > > > > should no longer be used, presumably in view of the long-standing
    > > > > "System resources" problem.
    > > > >
    > > > > There is another reason why robocopy is preferable (other than
    > > > > it richer set of switches): It can deal with path+file names in excess
    > > > > of 255 characters. Xcopy can't.
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > > "Chris Wilhelm" <ChrisWilhelm@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > > > > news:15E24C35-3539-4FF6-B105-4505622DD211@microsoft.com...
    > > > > > Oh I wouldn't. I just want the problem fixed, or some discussion on how
    > > > > > to
    > > > > > fix it. It's not that I can't use robocopy, it's that I shouldn't have
    > > > > > to.
    > > > > > You know.. the principle.
    > > > > >
    > > > > > "Pegasus (MVP)" wrote:
    > > > > >
    > > > > >>
    > > > > >> "Chris Wilhelm" <Chris Wilhelm@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    > > > > >> message
    > > > > >> news:0753E4DA-D0B0-45A1-BCAB-8618DDFEE832@microsoft.com...
    > > > > >> >I also am having this problem when trying to copy files using the
    > > > > >> >Windows
    > > > > >> > Explorer. Both systems (target and source) are Windows Server 2003 R2
    > > > > >> > SP2.
    > > > > >> >
    > > > > >> > If I try and "push" files at the target, I get this error message:
    > > > > >> > "Cannot copy <filename>: Insufficient system resources exist to
    > > > > >> > complete
    > > > > >> > the
    > > > > >> > requested service."
    > > > > >> >
    > > > > >> > If I try and "pull" the files from the source, I get this error
    > > > > >> > message:
    > > > > >> > "Cannot copy <filename>: Not enough server storage space is available
    > > > > >> > to
    > > > > >> > process this command."
    > > > > >> >
    > > > > >> > I've searched the knowledgebase for both error messages and found
    > > > > >> > solutions
    > > > > >> > to either ancient NT products, some 2000 products, but nothing for
    > > > > >> > Server
    > > > > >> > 2003.
    > > > > >> >
    > > > > >> > I'm fairly certain this limitation must still be in effect or have some
    > > > > >> > bearing on my problem:
    > > > > >> > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/833167/en-us
    > > > > >> >
    > > > > >> > Or less likely, something related to:
    > > > > >> > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/259837/en-us
    > > > > >> >
    > > > > >> > Other details that might be pertinent:
    > > > > >> > There is enough disk space on the destination server.
    > > > > >> > I'm not using VSS in any way, but the service is enabled and runs as it
    > > > > >> > sees
    > > > > >> > fit.
    > > > > >> > Antivirus is disabled on both sides, or enabled, but the messages are
    > > > > >> > identical.
    > > > > >> > I can move the files in other ways, such as, backing them up to a
    > > > > >> > different
    > > > > >> > media, and restoring that media to the destination.
    > > > > >>
    > > > > >> Why would you use such a tortuous solution if robocopy.exe
    > > > > >> does it in one fell swoop?
    > > > > >>
    > > > > >>
    > > > > >>
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > >


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