Error Code [70:6] Failed to freeze target volume

Article ID: WFS0014 Volume-level restore operations fail for block-level backups.


Volume-level restore operations for block-level backups may fail with the following error:

Failed to freeze target volume


The error occurs because the restore operation is unable to lock the destination volume where the data needs to be restored. Possible causes might include:

  • There are active snapshots on the destination volume.
  • Destination volume is in an open state.
  • Destination volume has live application data, such as Exchange Database.
  • Exchange System Manager is open while trying to restore exchange data.


Make sure that you identify and resolve the possible causes before you start the restore operation.