Improve company productivity with a Business Account.Sign Up

  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 298
  • Last Modified:

Exchange Server Harddrive space lost

Hello All,

Last Monday I had over 50gigs of harddrive space left for our Exchange server and this morning it's all gone.

The Exchange Folder is the same size in Gigs but for some reason I lost a ton of hard drive space.

I have no schedules running to do anything nor any folders shared for people to access.

Any help would be great!


(Windows Server 2003)
1 Solution
Acosta Technology ServicesCommented:
Run Windirstat to check where your space has gone.

If you're still unable to find the phantom space check and see if you have shadow copies enabled on that drive.
MattBammAuthor Commented:
running it now, thanks!
davealfordIt SupportCommented:
Problems using Powershell and Active Directory?

Managing Active Directory does not always have to be complicated.  If you are spending more time trying instead of doing, then it's time to look at something else. For nearly 20 years, AD admins around the world have used one tool for day-to-day AD management: Hyena. Discover why

If you have a particular user that uses a ton of space, have them move their mailbox to another shared folder on the server or on their local computer. I would only recommend the shared folder for backup reasons, do you have a hard drive on the server used for shared storage?
MattBammAuthor Commented:
Found the issue due to this great application you recommeneded!

It was a folder in the Syster32/Log file that had taken over 48gigs, I found a website talking about it, removed the logs.

this syamantec site explains more.

Thanks so much for your help!
davealfordIt SupportCommented:
Is the backup running and clearing transaction logs?
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Featured Post

Making Bulk Changes to Active Directory

Watch this video to see how easy it is to make mass changes to Active Directory from an external text file without using complicated scripts.

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now