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Windows 2003 - Missig disk space on volume

Posted on 2009-07-10
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Our domain controller is running w2k3.
Our E: drive (Capaity 135 GB.. RAID 5, for the record) seem to be missing around 20 GB.
Properties on the disk show 117 GB used and 17.9 GB free.
When I select ALL files on vol. (including hidden and system), it shows size: 96.2 GB,size on disk: 96.8.
Where could my missing 20 GB be? :-)

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E.D.
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Hi, run a chkdisk /f on your server and reboot.  

Are you running VSS on this server?  If so then check its/their size(s).  
Even if you don't have VSS running, your backups may still use VSS and take up some space to backup.
You may also have to defrag.

More than likely you will just have to reboot and you should be ok.  

If you are not running VSS then do a start, run, cmd, type: vssadmin list shadows.

This will show you if anything has been created.  You can also delete them or resize them from here.

HTH
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Could be indexing service eating up space with the catalog.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/96440-45-turn-file-indexing-reclaim-disk-space
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Ah ha!
I found the solution.

Our users have their 'My Docs' directories redirected to the server. The user becomes the owner, thus giving the ADMIN no permissions on the dir. Makes sense now! ;-)

Thanks everyone!
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Thanks for the suggestions!
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Nice find.  Good job and thanks for using EE.
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