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Please fix this annoying error - This selected destination partition istoo small.

Dear developers,

first I really want tosay Thank You for your great Aomei Backupper Software.
But please, please correct this one big bug in Backuper! (This selected destination partition istoo small. Required the at least: xxx.xxGB)
Many User are having problems with this bug.





Thanks and best regards,


  • No answer till now!?
    May be I should e-mail the support directly?
    I only want to know if developement of "Backupper" goes on or will this bug be ignored?

  • edited August 2014

    Are you trying to restore the image file to the destination on which the original file was, when you encountered the problem? If it is so, to avoid the problem, you can select "Intelligent Backup" instead of "Sector by Sector Backup" next time when you make a backup. "Intelligent Backup" only backs up the used part of the partition while "Sector by Sector Backup" backs up the whole partition. Thus, when you restore with the image file created by "Intelligent Backup", the destination can be smaller than the original partition. However, if you recover with the image file created by "Sector by Sector Backup", the destination should be no smaller than the original partition. In this situation, you'd better make sure that the destination is bigger than the original partition since you may add some incremental backup image files into the initial (full) image file and you forget it.

  • edited August 2014

    Hello redfng,

    Thank you so much for your concern. Our development staff are working on fixing this error right now, I believe there will be a fixed version soon, please keep tuned to the update of this software.

    If you have any further questions please feel free to let us know.

    Best Regards,
    AOMEI Support Team

  • edited October 2014

    Any update on this bug? I am using AOEMEI Backupper Server 2.0.2 - and this error basically makes the software useless.  Unable to do a system restore after making a Intelligent sector system backup

  • Same Problem with me, few days ago....

    I had partion "C" 30GB in NTFS.

    I made system backup of C Partition, which was in 12GB in size.Remaining 18gb was free/ empty, No Files.

    After few days , i deleted all partition and make all partition.

    I want to restore system image,

    but AOMEI Backupper gives error, that, destination partition is small (1mb less from 30gb) , however my system image is 12gb (not compressed image).

  • Hallo All,

    I have the same problem and I am really desperate...changed SAMSUNG SSD 250GB in my DELL and it seems the new SSD 250GB is little bit different. Can not restore my system with my backup.

    Installed Version 2.0.2 but also this does not help. It seems that 5GB are missing, although I use only 150GB and I used intelligent sector backup.

    I made a SYSTEM backup, as it worked with normal HDD on another laptop, but with SSD it seems to be useless!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  • ...and I made a new WIN7 installation...made a backup and then I tried to restore....

    No hardware change and I get the same error.....!!!!!!

    PARTITION IS TOO SMALL and 0.17GB are misssing.

    Please fix NOW.

  • edited October 2014


    Our dev team has fixed the issue that restore system backup image to the original C drive requesting bigger size. There will be no such bug in the next release. When the release is published,I will inform you immediately.



    AOMEI Support Team

  • Hello to everyone,

    We have released the latest version of Backupper in recent days, we have fixed the problem that the system backup is not able to restore in this version. 

    You can visit this website to download Backupper v.2.0.3: http://www.backup-utility.com/download.html

    If there are still any further problems, please kindly let us know. Thank you.

  • edited November 2014

    Hello Guys,

    There are updates about Backupper again, we have released our Aomei Backupper 2.1.0 yesterday, this version fully supports to restore system backup to a smaller location. 

    Here is the change logs: http://www.backup-utility.com/changelog.html

    And we are plotting how to improve the next version, if you have any suggestions and ideas, please kindly let us know. Thank you.

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