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Disk space usage with SNMP, drive with shadow copies.

When using SNMP to check disk space it reports the true used space. Meaning if the *data* I care about on my drive is 30% of the drive and I have shadow copies that take up another 60%, SNMP reports 90% usage.

Since Windows will allow the shadow copies to be ovewritten as needed, is there any way to track the non-shadow copy data separately (using SNMP)? Or if someone happens to be familiar with the monitoring product we use, some other way it could do it.

Operating System: Windows 2008 R2 SP1, latest patches
Monitoring server: Argus 3.7
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Not without dedicate other disks/volumes for use by shadow copy.
I.e. Disk1 has c, d
Disk2 is E: and is dedicated to volume shadow copies of both c and d.
Checking the c and d will reflect their exact usage since disk2 has the shadow data.
DaveQuanceAuthor Commented:
That's what I was afraid of. While it does have it's advantages of less impact on the disk, it has a drawback I don't want of, in most cases, requiring more space (at least in my particular scenario).

Thank you.
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