Error code 0x8004240f occurs when you use a volume that is larger than 2 TB as backup storage in Windows Server 2008

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SYMPTOMS

In Windows Server 2008, when you use a volume that is larger than 2 terabytes (TB) for backup storage, Windows Server Backup fails and you receive the following Error code:
0x8004240f

CAUSE

This issue occurs because Windows Server Backup always initializes disks by using a master boot record (MBR).

RESOLUTION

This issue is fixed in Windows 2008 Service Pack 2.

WORKAROUND

To work around this problem, re-create the backup storage volume to be less than 2TB.

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Article ID: 960023 - Last Review: October 7, 2009 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
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