When I tried to move the storage area from one disk to another disk, I saw following error message:
Failed to create the storage area association.
Error 0x8004231d: The specified shadow copy storage association is in use and so can't be deleted.
Run cmd as administrator
List existing volume shadow copies:
cmd> vssadmin list shadows
List volume shadow copy storage associations:
cmd> vssadmin list shadowstorage
cmd> vssadmin delete shadowstorage /for=D: /on=D:
Error: The specified shadow copy storage association is in use.
Note: VSSadmin is now replaced by the Diskshadow on windows server 2008 and Windows Server 2012.
cmd> vssadmin delete shadows /For=D: /Oldest
Error: Snapshots were found, but they were outside of your allowed context. Try removing them with the backup application which created them.
Note: VSSadmin command is now replaced by the Diskshadow command on windows server 2008 and Windows Server 2012.
Use diskshadow command to remove the shadow copies:
List all volume shadow copies on the computer:
diskshadow> list shadows all
Number of shadow copies listed: 1
To list diskshadow command options:
diskshadow> delete shadows
Delete the oldest shadow copy of the given volume or shared folder:
diskshadow> delete shadows oldest d:
diskshadow> delete shadows oldest \\SERVER\SHARE
Delete all shadow copies of the given volume or shared folder:
diskshadow> delete shadows volume d: