MIssing almost 100GB of disk space
Posted on 2010-11-18
Okay, I have a situation that I have never seen becore that I need some expert advice on. I cannot locate almost 100GB of hard disk space.
I have a HP Ml350 G6 running a Raid 5 with 4GB of Memory running Windows 2008 SVR R2. (32bit) I have a total of 275gb of available disk space (usable) in one single partition
I have a duplicate of this server in another office that is not having this problem. The only difference that I can see on the other machine is that the vendor we use has a postgresSQL database instead of SQL 2005. I googled the issue that I am having but did not have any real luck.
I have engaged the 3rd party vendor and they were of no help.
The only product we run on this box is a call recording software that uses SQL 2005 Express for the database.
Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Express 9.00.2047.00
Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 6.0.6001.18000 (longhorn_rtm.080118-1840)
Microsoft MSXML 3.0 6.0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18975
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0.50727.3074
Operating System 6.0.6001
This database is roughly 95gb on the local machine that is backed up to a NAS.
When I go to server manager and look at my disk it shows Disk 0 273.40 gb ntfs, which looks great but when you right click on the C: drive and go to properties it shows that only 101gb of data is being used and we only have 56gb remaining. I know that this is just not a reporting issue because the server got down to 85mb of disk space a few weeks ago because the SQL shrink did not work properly and it took all of the disk space up.
I have run a Windows Defrag, done a search for *.* sorted by file size, used a third party defrag utility, run a third party utility to find disk space (FolderSizes 5), manually ran a shrink on the SQL database, rebooted the machine, done all the critical windows updates, called Microsoft but they won't help without me shelling out $250.00, and verified that I don't have a bad disk in the Raid. Offline files are disabled
Also, indexing is turned on and I have all files shown. Shadow copy is off. (i even turned it on set it to 300mb and reset it just to make sure that wasn't the issue)
I am at a loss. This 100gb of disk space is critical. If anyone has any ideas that I am not thinking of please let me know.
I am open to trying anything to locate this disk space. I have tried to list everything that I have done to try and fix this.
Thanks in advance