Gigantic System Volume Information folder on Server 2003 drive

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One of our servers has a System Volume Information folder on its D: drive that's been growing madly in size for weeks now. Most of the files in it date back to either January or February, but there's one file inside that was updated this past weekend. It's close to 63 gig in size. We don't run System Restore, Volume Shadow Copy, or any onsite backups; we use Double-Take to replicate changes to another server instead. I'd like to know what we should do to reduce the size of this folder in general and the one giant file in specific before it devours all our remaining free space.
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See if this doesn't solve your problem.  It is likely to be an issue with System Restore and/or Volume Shadow Copy Services space allocation:

    http://bertk.mvps.org/html/diskspacev.html

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The system is a Windows Server 2003 system, which isn't running System Restore or Volume Shadow Copy. None of the stuff in that link applied, I'm afraid. Thanks anyway.
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Check that DT is not creating anything due to snapshots,

Also check that the DT disk buffers are a reasonable size.

I hope this helps !

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Doubletake normally creates these files in its own directories, in my experience, but when I went back and looked in the Sysvol folder the next day  everything had settled out and been deleted by the system. I'm not sure why, but the problem is gone now.

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Could it be Sophos or Symantec backup causing it?

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