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: Oct 7, 2009 - Revision: 1

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