The mysterious shrinking NSS volume
Posted on 2005-04-20
I noticed recently that one of my Netware 6sp3 NSS volumes was shrinking. It had started out at 58 GB two years ago and was now only 36.3GB in size. I'm not talking about free space, which had shrunk to less than 4GB, which is what brought this to my attention. I checked the error log and found nothing unususal. Having done an inventory in Remote Manager, I noticed a large drop in free space about 5 months ago that coincided with a problem I was having with CIFS. I ultimately had to unload CIFS and prevent it from loading in the future. It was causing my server to abend and restart evry ten minutes.After my last reboot, is when the chunk of volume space vanished. however it has steadily decreased in size since then as I noticed a drop in volume size of 1.7 GB in the last two weeks. The correct volume size was still indicated in Console One, but the shrunken size appeared in Windows Explorer and the NetWare Console Monitor. I rebooted the server and the full volume size came back. So what I am looking for is some input as to what may have caused this in the first place. It was suggested in the NetWare forums that I perform a pool rebuild, but that seems unnecessary at this point. Any ideas?