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Posted - 10/22/2013 :  06:39:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a server running Windows Server 2003, MS SQL Server 2000.
Two partitions (C: 140GB, D: 1,257GB) on a SCSI array.

Databases are running, and backed up to D:
D: currently has in excess of 1TB free space.

I am currently unable to back up two of my databases to D: drive, each of which results in the following error in the event log:

BackupMedium::ReportIoError: write failure on backup device 'D:\[location]\[filename]'. Operating system error 1117(error not found).

The other databases on the server back up correctly.

I can back the database up to the C: drive (partition of the array) with no problems, however the size of the database backup (28Gb daily) means that this is impractical.

While copying the file from C: to D: windows reported that there was not enough free space, which made no sense to me as there was over a TB.

I have run DBCC CHECKDB on the database, no errors found.
I have run CHKDSK on the D: drive, no errors found


Any suggestions at this point would be gratefully received!


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Posted - 10/22/2013 :  12:14:13  Show Profile  Visit tkizer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
If you got an error about free space when you were copying between C and D, then the issue is outside of SQL Server. I would suggest opening a case with Microsoft to figure out why Windows is unable to see the entire disk size.

Tara Kizer
SQL Server MVP since 2007
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