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Hommer
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Posted - 03/08/2013 :  10:59:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi,

Someone please help me figure this out.

On my reporting server, I noticed one of the drive's free space down to 2.83 GB today from 8.83 GB two days ago.

This is a 40 GB drive where weekly backup files reside. however, last fullbackup was from 3/5/13, so no new one added between this two dates.

Used space = 37.1 GB, but my data folder is only 31 GB.

I saw a System Volumn Information folder with yesterday's date as date modified. However, its size is 0 in its property.

And the only other foler is $recycle.bin of 23 MB.

I am in the process of getting some help from out network team but am curious to find it out on my own.

Oh, this is a VM server running win server 2008 R2 datacenter SP1.

Thanks!

chadmat
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Posted - 03/09/2013 :  17:28:14  Show Profile  Visit chadmat's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Is your log on this drive?

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Hommer
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Posted - 03/11/2013 :  11:17:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
No, both the data and tlog are on another drive.

And the system admin took a brief look, said you might have a phantom space somewhere, and added 40 GB to the drive.

But I don't like the idea of not knowing what ate up the space.
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robvolk
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Posted - 03/11/2013 :  11:31:01  Show Profile  Visit robvolk's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Is the paging file on that drive, and is it dynamically managed? Did you do any software installs that created a restore point?

Check online for TreeSize, SpaceSniffer, and similar utilities that show you the size of folders on disk, you should be able to find a sneaky large file if it's out there.
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ahmeds08
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Posted - 03/12/2013 :  00:52:47  Show Profile  Send ahmeds08 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
check if there are any hidden files on the drive.
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Bustaz Kool
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Posted - 03/12/2013 :  18:57:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Recycle Bin?

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Hommer
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Posted - 03/13/2013 :  16:04:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Recycle bin is also size = 0.

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Originally posted by Bustaz Kool

Recycle Bin?

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