How to Fix Error 8004231F

If you receive error 8004231F, you will see a message similar to the following:

A shadow copy could not be created for the following reason: In sufficient storage avail to create a shadow copy storage file or other shadow copy data. (0x8004231F).

This error is related to shadow copy not having sufficient storage space to complete its tasks, you will experience this error when trying to create certain types of backup.

The fix is very simple and just requires increasing the shadow copy size. If you do not have sufficient disk space, you may need to clean up the disk before proceeding. You can also check the allocation and storage space used with the following command:

vssadmin list shadowstorage

fix shadow storage problems