Find cause of C drive growth Windows 2012 Server Essentials
Posted on 2013-11-14
I'm running a Windows 2012 Server Essentials box which also has SQL Server 2012 installed. It has two drive partitions C and D. All data, network shares, SQL data and logs are on the D drive. I have disabled all client machine backups.
I'm also running Storagecraft ShadowProtect and Image Manager to backup the C and D drives and then replicate them offsite.
The problem I'm having is that the C drive is growing randomly by at least 2GB per day, which is causing problems replicating the ShadowProtect backup images over the 0.5Mbps upload ADSL link I have.
Can anyone help me track down what is causing the growth of the C drive?
I have mounted two backup images of the C drive at a point where it has grown 3GB between backups to try and compare and find where the increase is. I should point out that the C drive has actually grown, it's not just a change in the size of the backup images created.
The Page file is currently on the C Drive, but doesn't appear to have changed between these backups.
The strange thing is that if I look at the properties of the first image, it is 114GB in size, the second is 117GB. However if I view the properties of each folder in each of the images, they are all virtually the same size.
Can someone help me where this growth is hiding please?