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  #1  
Old 23-02-2007
richard
 
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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


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Old 23-02-2007
Daniel Oxley
 
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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
>


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  #3  
Old 24-02-2007
Pegasus \(MVP\)
 
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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).


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  #4  
Old 26-02-2007
richard
 
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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
>

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  #5  
Old 27-02-2007
Pegasus \(MVP\)
 
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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
> >



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  #6  
Old 04-01-2008
Chris Wilhelm
 
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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
> > >

>
>
>

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  #7  
Old 05-01-2008
Pegasus \(MVP\)
 
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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?


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Old 05-01-2008
Chris Wilhelm
 
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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?
>
>
>

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Old 05-01-2008
Pegasus \(MVP\)
 
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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?
>>
>>
>>



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Old 05-01-2008
Chris Wilhelm
 
Posts: n/a
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?
> >>
> >>
> >>

>
>
>

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Old 05-01-2008
Pegasus \(MVP\)
 
Posts: n/a
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?
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>

>>
>>
>>



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  #12  
Old 21-06-2008
Ryan
 
Posts: n/a
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?
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>

> >
> >
> >

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  #13  
Old 21-06-2008
Ryan
 
Posts: n/a
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?
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>

> >
> >
> >

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  #14  
Old 15-08-2008
Eduardo Nazato
 
Posts: n/a
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?
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > >
> > >
> > >

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  #15  
Old 15-08-2008
Ryan
 
Posts: n/a
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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