Solved

System Volume information

Posted on 2013-01-08
7
433 Views
Last Modified: 2013-01-22
hi there experts!  i am wits end with this issue and hope that someone out there knows how i can resolve my problem.

i have a 2003 R2 server with several disks attached.  one, the E Drive has a total size of 1.2 TB and i have the System Volume Folder consuming 890 GB of it.  i do not have shadow copies enabled and i am using Netback 6.5.6 to backup the data on all of the drives.

things i have performed in order to remedy.
1. gave myself ownership to the folder....didn't work.
2. enabled shadow copy and shrunk the size to 300 MB and let it run for 24 hours....didn't work
3. disabled the shadow copy service and attempted to delete the files within the folder....didn't work
4. took part of the file name and scanned it within the registry to find nothing

i believe this issue is related to Veritas netbackup but i am not 100% sure.

any advice or help is very much welcomed :)
0
Comment
Question by:johnkesoglou
  • 4
  • 3
7 Comments
 
LVL 29

Accepted Solution

by:
ScottCha earned 500 total points
ID: 38755897
The only way I've ever gotten access to this folder is to boot with a Linux distro such as Knoppix:

http://www.knopper.net/knoppix/index-en.html

This OS ignores all Winodows permissions and allows you access to any file or folder on the HD.
0
 

Author Comment

by:johnkesoglou
ID: 38755925
i haven't consider that as an option...thank you.  i believe i can achieve the same thing  using http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/

do you think this would work?
0
 
LVL 29

Expert Comment

by:ScottCha
ID: 38755938
That should work as well.  Pretty much any Unix distro should work for you.
0
Find Ransomware Secrets With All-Source Analysis

Ransomware has become a major concern for organizations; its prevalence has grown due to past successes achieved by threat actors. While each ransomware variant is different, we’ve seen some common tactics and trends used among the authors of the malware.

 

Author Comment

by:johnkesoglou
ID: 38756236
i forgot to mention...as i was reminded once i burned the ISO, this is a virtual machine :(
0
 

Author Comment

by:johnkesoglou
ID: 38807384
ok - i used an program called unlocker which unlocked the files and allowed me to delete them.  hopefully this will help those out there with similiar issues
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:johnkesoglou
ID: 38807388
while i didn't perform what you recommended; your solution would have worked.
0
 
LVL 29

Expert Comment

by:ScottCha
ID: 38807395
Keep that disk in mind for other issues.  I find I use it every couple of weeks for something.

Thanks.
0

Featured Post

Get up to 2TB FREE CLOUD per backup license!

An exclusive Black Friday offer just for Expert Exchange audience! Buy any of our top-rated backup solutions & get up to 2TB free cloud per system! Perform local & cloud backup in the same step, and restore instantly—anytime, anywhere. Grab this deal now before it disappears!

Join & Write a Comment

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Auto-Enrollment Group Policy 2 37
Windows Server Backup Issues 23 99
shadow copies 7 16
User profile Size Report 3 37
A Bare Metal Image backup allows for the restore of an entire system to a similar or dissimilar hardware. They are highly useful for migrations and disaster recovery. Bare Metal Image backups support Full and Incremental backups. Differential backup…
VM backup deduplication is a method of reducing the amount of storage space needed to save VM backups. In most organizations, VMs contain many duplicate copies of data, such as VMs deployed from the same template, VMs with the same OS, or VMs that h…
This tutorial will walk an individual through locating and launching the BEUtility application to properly change the service account username and\or password in situation where it may be necessary or where the password has been inadvertently change…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing of Data Protection Manager on a server running Windows Server 2012 R2, including the prerequisites. Microsoft .Net 3.5 is required. To install this feature, go to Server Manager…

706 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

15 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now