Disk Space in 2008 server is just gone!!

Posted on 2011-04-27
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We built a new 2008 standard server with two 60gb drives running in a mirror raid. loaded windows and SQL 2008. We now only have 10gb left on free space.
What is the best way to see what is taking up the space?
Question by:lesit
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Check to see if you have Shadow Copies enable on the Drive. Right on the Drive Letter and select properties and see if Shadow Copies is enabled. This may be the cause the of the problem.

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by:Firmin Frederick
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by:John Hurst
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The best way is TreeSize (JAM Software). It will show you where the space has gone.

Likelihood?  Shadow copies and System Restore is probably where "unidentified" space has been consumed.

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More likely to be the SQL Log files you need to change the setting for the log files
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cantoris earned 2000 total points
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My favourite for seeing where diskspace has gone.

Shadow Copies are a good suggestion and SQL Transaction Logs are a possibility too.
Try      vssadmin list shadowstorage

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nice tool

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We rebuilt the server and found the RAiD settings to be the issue. The tool that cantoris gave us is a great tool.

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