Article ID: 126077, created on Jul 3, 2015, last review on Jun 17, 2016

  • Applies to:
  • Virtuozzo containers for Windows
  • Virtual Automation


A selective restore of a Windows container fails with the following error:

Operation with the Container "test" is finished with errors: Can't open file for writing: C:\vz\root\101\C\path\to\file, error The system cannot find the path specified. .

The complete \path\to\file is noticably long and contains more than 260 symbols.


The issue is recognized as a product bug with internal ID PVA-34702. It derives from Windows API limitation to the file path.


The issue will be fixed in future PVA updates.

Restore the backup into another CTID and copy the necessary data over to the original container.

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