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I have shadow copies enabled on my SBS 2003 server.  I have reserved 85GB for shadow copies.  They have been working fine.  I was able to go back about a month.  Today I only see 2 previous versions.  I lost all my other previous versions.  

This is not the first time it's happen to me.  I would like to pinpoint what is causing the problem.  I didn't do a defrag or a reboot.

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I didn't do a defrag or a reboot.
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by:Donald Stewart
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The first link covers more than just a defrag.
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they all show a stable state with no errors
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Writer name: 'System Writer'
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   Writer Instance Id: {d0f140bc-7e10-4757-9c58-e50cece571fc}
   State: [1] Stable
   Last error: No error

Writer name: 'FSRM Writer'
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   Writer Instance Id: {8c5681ee-dce0-4a62-8640-fb1666c1e7e8}
   State: [1] Stable
   Last error: No error

Writer name: 'SqlServerWriter'
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   Writer Instance Id: {f18afaf6-cc17-44e7-9173-51d89cfbef83}
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   Last error: No error

Writer name: 'FRS Writer'
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   Writer Instance Id: {791828b6-3139-4429-8b8f-0d38eb05266f}
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Writer name: 'MSDEWriter'
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   Last error: No error

Writer name: 'Dhcp Jet Writer'
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Writer name: 'Certificate Authority'
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Writer name: 'NTDS'
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Writer name: 'Registry Writer'
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   State: [1] Stable
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by:Rosspope
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I get the following Information event when my backup kicks in at around 6pm but it doesn't show up as an error.  Also it shows up every day so I don't think that's what causing it.

Event Type:      Information
Event Source:      ESENT
Event Category:      ShadowCopy
Event ID:      2003
Date:            24/04/2009
Time:            6:01:15 PM
User:            N/A
Computer:      RPS3
Description:
lsass (452) Shadow copy 48 freeze stopped.
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by:Rosspope
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oh oh

but there was over 200GB of free space

Event Type:      Error
Event Source:      VolSnap
Event Category:      None
Event ID:      35
Date:            24/04/2009
Time:            1:39:50 PM
User:            N/A
Computer:      RPS3
Description:
The shadow copies of volume E: were aborted because the shadow copy storage failed to grow.


Event Type:      Warning
Event Source:      VolSnap
Event Category:      None
Event ID:      24
Date:            24/04/2009
Time:            1:02:39 PM
User:            N/A
Computer:      RPS3
Description:
There was insufficient disk space on volume E: to grow the shadow copy storage for shadow copies of E:.  As a result of this failure all shadow copies of volume E: are at risk of being deleted.



and I have about 60 of these ones

Event Type:      Information
Event Source:      VolSnap
Event Category:      None
Event ID:      33
Date:            24/04/2009
Time:            1:02:38 PM
User:            N/A
Computer:      RPS3
Description:
The oldest shadow copy of volume E: was deleted to keep disk space usage for shadow copies of volume E: below the user defined limit.
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by:Donald Stewart
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That event ID led to here
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/830575/en-us 
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Looks like you found the culprit
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I'm wondering how come it thought there was no free space.  There was 200GB free.
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anyone have an idea why it was deleted if there was over 200GB of free space on that drive?
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