Windows 2003 Data drive full
Posted on 2007-10-06
I would like to find out if there are any suggestions for this situation.
We replaced the drives on the following customer's server in March because both were failing SMART. As part of the replacement, I more than doubled their drive size.
Customer: Small Chiropractic Business - 10 PCs running a domain
OS: Windows Server 2003 SP2
Drives: 2-120GB IDE hard drives running a mirror (Dynamic disks)
1-30 GB partition for the system and some programs
Remaining partition space as data drive (80+ GB)
I looked at the remaining data drive space today, and they are down to 8.5 GB remaining on the data partition. Truthfully, I don't understand how they burned up more than 70 GB in less than 7 months. They do scan customer records and save them to the server for later review, but were at just over 37 GB of TOTAL data (both data and system drives) in March.
My question is, what's the easiest and most cost effective way to increase their storage capacity? I've looked into several options, but would like a couple of opinions before I make a suggestion to the client. I need to get this taken care of as soon as possible so they don't run out of drive space.