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System Volume Information folder extremely large on my Exchange 2010 server

Posted on 2014-09-22
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My system volume information folder shows 100+ GBs in size.  When looking at my drive properties it shows that over 120 GBs is being used.  My other folder make up the difference of about 20 GBs.  So...  It seems this folder is truly taking up 100+ GBs is physical storage.  Why is this?
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by:Zacharia Kurian
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If  Volume Shadow Copy  is enabled  and set no limit on the shadow copies, the System Volume Information folder will keep growing unexpectedly.  It is worth reading the below post;

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/946b815e-3df0-4d4d-9554-e89bf26d4454/system-volume-information-on-exchange-server
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by:gopher_49
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Volume Shadow Copy is not enabled.
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by:Zacharia Kurian
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What backup solution you are using for your exchange?
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I'm backing up via VEEAM.  I noticed I was running on snapshots for months...  Once I consolidated the snapshots it shrunk down.
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I ended up figuring this out myself when the Snapshot Manager with in the vSphere client was showing snapshots being ran on.
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