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Posted on 2011-09-20
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This VMWare 4.1 VIRTUAL server is a microsoft server enterprise 2008 .  A database server.  It has 6 drives.
C:\OS
E:\Data
F:\Temp
S:\Database
T:\Database2
U:\Logs

the S: drive got full and our database shut down.  
I would like to monitor not only this servers's HD capacity but others.  Any suggestions how?  
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Question by:Robert3rd
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by:Netflo
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Hi,

You can configure a soft quote on the disks and then tell it to email you when it hits that quota. See the following links for further reading:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd758761(WS.10).aspx

http://portal.sivarajan.com/2010/04/generate-email-alert-to-event-attach.html

Hope this helps.
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by:Robert3rd
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I am not finding the solution on this link.  is there a step by step instructions?
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by:Robert3rd
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This server has 6 disk drive partition.  The OS and the Database partition are what i want to watch.  this process doesnt seem specific to the partition.  
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by:sqlservr
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what exactly you want plz?
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by:Robert3rd
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NEW QUESTION.  I have What's Up Gold.  and I looked at the active monitor list and it didnt have any disk alerts options so i thougth it cant be configured to do so.  but in the permormance monitor there is a feature where i can setup an alert when a disk gets full.  It requires SNMP service to be turned on the server.  I did a test on a 2003 server and it seems to work.  On a 2008 server, how do i turn on the SNMP service?
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Install the SNMP service: http://www.itechtalk.com/thread1617.html
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by:Robert3rd
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thanks Netflo i got it installed.  I think i can take it from here.  thanks everyone
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