Shared Disk Space full when not full

Discussion in 'Server Networking' started by Steve Bruce, mct, Aug 25, 2005.

  1. In addition to backing up to tape we back up to a spare disk on a Windows
    2000 workstation for easy restore of single files. It is an 80 Gig disk but
    the backup utility says the disk is full after about 10 Gig. The same
    happens when we run the backup utility on the server or pull the data with
    the backup utility on the Windows 2000 Workstation.

    We have done this same thing at many sites without this complication.

    Steve Bruce, mct, Aug 25, 2005
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  2. What file system is on it? FAT32,...NTFS?
    If it is FAT32,...are there any files larger than 4gig?

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  3. Hello Steve,
    there may be different reasons for this, for example:
    The network connection may have dropped.
    The driver for the disk may have not been able to write to disk due to the
    heavy load (I experience this, if I copy large files like CD images on the
    local IDE disk of my Windows Server 2003 test machine(also from network
    sometimes), causing the server being less and less responsive until the copy
    operation is finished or canceled.
    Issues with SMB signing - if this is configured different on client and
    server, this may cause a similar affect as the second issue I mentioned.
    Virus scanner software on client and server trying to trace through the

    Are there any possible related errors in the event log of the client or

    Best greetings from Germany
    Olaf Engelke [MVP Windows Server], Aug 25, 2005
  4. It is an NTFS partition. It is possible to copy folder/files across the
    network to the spare drive using all of the disk space, but the backup
    utility has the out-of-space problem consistently whether the backup utility
    is running on the server > pushing or on the workstation > pulling.

    SMB signing in not enabled (Windows 2000 server ). I will the check the
    antivirus and maybe see if the same problem occurs when backing up local
    data, rather than network data.

    Steve Bruce, mct, Aug 25, 2005
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