giovedì 1 marzo 2007 20:25I've got two hard drives in my server, one connected by IDE (a 60GB) and another SATA (500GB) drive. Under the "Server Storage" tab, everything is fine - it shows a total size of 521.66 GB, with 418.22 free (I've been moving media files over).
My network health tab however is "Critical" stating that "System Hard Drive has less than 5GB free space". I cannot move anymore files (to speak of - I haven't moved in small enough portions to fill it up), but I'm confident that the Server Storage is correct, as I know what I've moved, and the shared folders confirm that.
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giovedì 1 marzo 2007 21:02Do you have dupication enabled for any of the shares? If you do then it keeps a copy of the file on too physical drives, so it could be that your 60GB drive is almost full and therefore it can no longer guarantee that it can keep two copies.
giovedì 1 marzo 2007 21:26
Did you set the 500GB drive as the primary? I think you need at least an 80gb for primary (boot) drive. That may be the problem. I don't know if you can change this after installing WHS. (I don't think so)
giovedì 1 marzo 2007 22:05Yes, I do have duplication on the shares. I have moved approximately 50GB to the server, so assuming duplication, I should have 100GB taken up - where is the other 400 GB?
giovedì 1 marzo 2007 22:07By all appearances, it is not the primary. I guess I'll remove the 60GB drive and reinstall WHS, unless another, more preferable solution is offered here.
giovedì 1 marzo 2007 22:12Moderatore
Jimmy Rogers wrote: Yes, I do have duplication on the shares. I have moved approximately 50GB to the server, so assuming duplication, I should have 100GB taken up - where is the other 400 GB?
Okay, this explains your issue. When you have only two drives, WHS has to use the data partition on the primary drive for duplication. Once that's full, you're done. If you started with a 60 GB primary drive, WHS used 10 GB for the primary partition, leaving 50 GB for data. You've now filled up the data partition on that drive.
I think the only real fix is to rebuild your WHS with the larger drive as the primary.
giovedì 1 marzo 2007 22:38
If you have duplication enabled and only two drives, you will always be limited by the size of the smallest drive.
If you have only one drive (the 500GB drive) you will not be able to use duplication!
venerdì 2 marzo 2007 00:50I'm so stupid! Of course with duplication I'm limited. I'm officially a moron. If I turn off duplication, I should be able to fully utilize the total space, and as I add drives, I can turn on duplication as needed.
Thanks for the clarification everyone.
venerdì 2 marzo 2007 01:04ModeratoreEven with duplication turned off, you will still be quite limited by the size of your primary drive. Because of limitations in Drive Extender, the beta of WHS won't let you copy more data to your server than the free space actually available on your primary drive. So you'll never be able to copy more than 50 GB in one shot. And even with duplication turned off, WHS still uses the primary drive to store what Microsoft calls "tombstones" (reparse points) for each file and folder. So the drive will slowly fill up anyway.
You would really be much better off swapping your large and small drives and reinstalling WHS.
venerdì 2 marzo 2007 01:15Gotcha, I think. I could copy in 50GB pieces (basically) and be able to move forward with this configuration, but it would make more sense to do a rebuild with the 500GB as the primary before I start really firing things up.