System Volume Information eating up all disk space

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by SRB, Nov 21, 2005.

  1. SRB

    SRB Guest

    I recently noticed that suddenly our Windows 2003 domain controller /
    file server was nearly out of disk space on the C: drive. I was finally
    able to find the data that was eating up all the space, and it consisted
    of about 10 multi-gigabyte directories inside of the 'System Volume
    Information' folder.

    I thought the best course of action would be a reboot with chkdsk.
    Chkdsk did not report finding any problems, but when the system came
    back up, there was now over 10 gigs of available space, and the 'System
    Volume Information' folder was empty.

    Shadow copies are not enabled on this server, and there was nothing
    unusual in the event logs. So, what could have caused this? I'm worried
    that it might happen again on one of our many Windows 2003 servers.

    Any input would be appreciated,

    SRB, Nov 21, 2005
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