Problems Restore Database Backup not enough space

OK so i get this error, I have more then enough space on both my D and L drives, what the heck is happening?


Date                      10/8/2013 7:03:11 AM
Log                         Job History (Restore xxxxTDW)

Step ID                 1
Server                   xxxDEV09VM
Job Name                            Restore xxxxTDW
Step Name                         Restore xxxxTDW
Duration                              00:00:04
Sql Severity                        16
Sql Message ID                 62301
Operator Emailed                            
Operator Net sent                          
Operator Paged                                
Retries Attempted                          3

Message
Executed as user: TCPIA\sqldevagent. ... = '\\xxxPRD01\DBBackups\WDBPRDSQLxxxxTDW_backup.bak', @WITH = 'REPLACE', @WITH = 'MOVE "xxxTDW" TO "D:\Databases\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Data\xxxTDW.mdf"', @WITH = 'MOVE "xxxTDW_log" TO "L:\Databases\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\DataxxxTDW_log.ldf"' [SQLSTATE 01000] (Message 0)  LiteSpeed(R) for SQL Server Version 6.1.1.1011 Copyright 2010 Quest Software, Inc. [SQLSTATE 01000] (Message 1)  SQL Server has returned a failure message to LiteSpeed for SQL Server which has prevented the operation from succeeding. The following message is not a LiteSpeed for SQL Server message. Please refer to SQL Server books online or Microsoft technical support for a solution:    RESTORE DATABASE is terminating abnormally. Problems were identified while planning for the RESTORE statement. Previous messages provide details. There is insufficient free space on disk volume 'L:\' to create the database. The database requires 231452573696 additional free bytes, while only 213016182784 byt...  The step failed.
Steve SamsonAsked:
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plusone3055Commented:
your error message indicates that you need
231452573696 bytes
and you only have
213016182784 bytes on the drive you are trying to restore too

I hate to argue but it looks like insufficient space
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Steve SamsonAuthor Commented:
that is what i thought but then i looked at the l drive and it had 250 gig avalable on it. does the restore process need extra space equal to or more then the size of the DB.
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Steve SamsonAuthor Commented:
it is space but we needed to reduce log files before backing up and restoring to another server
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