We run MS SQL Server on a Microsoft 2012 server. The server got really low on disk space this morning, and we cleared out and deleted a few temp files, but it didn't seem to clear out enough space. During this time SQL Server kept running fine, and users were able to access it just fine via ODBC connections.
We noticed VMware Player was installed under the Programs(X86) programs folder, and decided to uninstall the VMware Player. After we uninstalled it, it cleared out about another 200 MB, but afterward our users couldn't connect to the data without recieving ODBC errors.
Is VMware Player necessary for MS SQL ?
Could we still be just too low on disk space to make the connections? The root drive has about 350 MB available right now.
It's just strange that everything worked okay until the VMware Player was uninstalled. I can't think of any reason it would have been used, but also not sure why it was even installed on the server.
We've rebooted the server, but it didn't clear up any new space. We're going to start looking for more temp space. Any suggestions?