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SBS 2008 falsely reporting no available disk space

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I have SBS 2008 installed on a server with a single partition which I think may be the causing the problem I am having but hopefully not.

I have 300GB of free space but when I try to copy a substantial amount of data to a folder on C: it is not allowing me because it thinks the drive is full. Has anyone seen this? any help would be appreciated.
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by:radnbne
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When you say a substantial amount of data...how much are you copying?
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by:J C
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15GB max
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What are you using to copy the data?
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its just a copy/paste in explorer...I had previously been able to copy over large amount but at one point it started throwing that error.
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by:Lee W, MVP
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A quota is probably set for the user account you are using.  Remove the Quota for the user OR increase it to beyond the amount you need to transfer.
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by:Lee W, MVP
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Not having partitions isn't necessarily causing this, however, it could complicate things because of quotas - make sure your network service accounts and domain admin accounts don't have quotas set or you could end up with issues later on as well.
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This is my first time working with SBS 2008 so forgive me if this is a dumb question. I have looked everywhere and the only place I see a quota set is in my user account properties under folders but my assumption was that the 2GB quota set there only limits me inside of my user folder. This is a brand new installation. Can you tell me where else I should look for quotas that are set by default? In a GPO perhaps?
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Lee W, MVP earned 500 total points
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No, Windows quotas apply DISK WIDE (as in logical drive letter).  While Windows DOES have the ability to apply quotas to Folders, I believe the default is the disk wide.  Change that value to 20 GB and see what happens.
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Thanks for enlightening me man! I think that fixed it. Thank you very much for your help.
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