Windows Server 2003 DC reporting low disk space on system partition even though a manual search displays 10 GB free
Posted on 2006-05-04
Our Primary DC is displaying 333mb free space on the system partition ( partitioned out at 20 GB) even though a full manual search of the partition including hidden and protected os files shows 10 GB free (that includes the page file). I've been tracking this problem for about a month now. I started noticing that the available space would increase to about a gig and then drop back down once every week or so leading me to think it was excessive logging from either our symantec corp or Veritas backup exec (both run on the server). That's not the case. Seems like this all started after enabling shadow copies on the D: data partition. Surely that couldnt have any effect on the system partition would it? I'm certain that shadow copies is disabled on the system partition. Our DC is a Dell PowerEdge 1750, setup Raid 5 with 273 GB capacity. This is driving me nuts! Any Ideas?? Thanks in advance for any help.