15725: Acronis Cyber Backup Software: "Failed to create volume snapshot"

Last update: 15-11-2022

The product cannot access the hard disk drive to create a snapshot


A disk/partition backup attempt fails with an error message similar to the following one:

Failed to create volume snapshot
Failed to start creating the volume snapshot
The device is not ready


There is no universal cause. Every issue requires investigation.


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