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Incorrect free space reporting? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a homeserver with a 250Gb system disk and a few 200+Gb drives added to the volume.
    HomeServer now reports 1.59TB Total Size with 200.45GB Free Space.

    But when I try to copy 160Gb of data it says that it needs an additional 61.4GB free space...

    If I login on the server directly I see that the D: (data) drive has only 82.4GB free space, not 160GB as reported in the HomeServer console. Any idea how to solve this?

    ps. after I finished the HomeServer install I logged in via RDP and copied 200Gb directly to the data drive (not over the network). Can HomeServer handle this or should all data be copied over the network in order for HomeServer to correctly distribute it across all disks? 

    Friday, March 2, 2007 8:12 AM

Answers

  • All data should be copied to and from the UNC address (\\Server\Music), NOT the DATA drive (D:\).  DriveExtender does some magic behind the scenes that can get REALLY messed up coping data to and from the D:\ drive directly.  When logged in over RDP, there's a shortcut on the desktop that points to Shared Folders, you can use that - you don't have to actually do it over the wire.  Try putting the files on there that way ....
    Friday, March 2, 2007 12:12 PM
  • There are two issues here.  One is the one mentioned by Jim above, which is that you should never copy directly to the D drive, due to the Drive Extender technology.

    The second issue is also related to the Drive Extender technology, and is a bug which has been reported and is being worked on.  In that bug, drive space is incorrectly reported between by WHS from the file system itself, so even if you have 2 TB free, but only have 100 MB on your primary data drive volume (on the disk you used as your main installation disk), ALL data transfer larger than 100MB will fail.  The workaround for this is to install WHS on your largest disk drive, and then always make sure to use the UNC path \\server\share to do all data transfer.  Hope that helps. 

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    Janssen
    Friday, March 2, 2007 12:53 PM
  • Here are some connect bugs I found while searching for drive space.  These are three different space issues that are known with Windows Home Server beta 2.  Please check them out and vote on one.  If none of these are the problem you need to create a new bug report.

     

    https://connect.microsoft.com/WindowsHomeServer/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=260200

    https://connect.microsoft.com/WindowsHomeServer/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=261146

    https://connect.microsoft.com/WindowsHomeServer/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=217538

    Monday, March 5, 2007 6:34 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • All data should be copied to and from the UNC address (\\Server\Music), NOT the DATA drive (D:\).  DriveExtender does some magic behind the scenes that can get REALLY messed up coping data to and from the D:\ drive directly.  When logged in over RDP, there's a shortcut on the desktop that points to Shared Folders, you can use that - you don't have to actually do it over the wire.  Try putting the files on there that way ....
    Friday, March 2, 2007 12:12 PM
  • There are two issues here.  One is the one mentioned by Jim above, which is that you should never copy directly to the D drive, due to the Drive Extender technology.

    The second issue is also related to the Drive Extender technology, and is a bug which has been reported and is being worked on.  In that bug, drive space is incorrectly reported between by WHS from the file system itself, so even if you have 2 TB free, but only have 100 MB on your primary data drive volume (on the disk you used as your main installation disk), ALL data transfer larger than 100MB will fail.  The workaround for this is to install WHS on your largest disk drive, and then always make sure to use the UNC path \\server\share to do all data transfer.  Hope that helps. 

    --

    Janssen
    Friday, March 2, 2007 12:53 PM
  • Here are some connect bugs I found while searching for drive space.  These are three different space issues that are known with Windows Home Server beta 2.  Please check them out and vote on one.  If none of these are the problem you need to create a new bug report.

     

    https://connect.microsoft.com/WindowsHomeServer/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=260200

    https://connect.microsoft.com/WindowsHomeServer/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=261146

    https://connect.microsoft.com/WindowsHomeServer/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=217538

    Monday, March 5, 2007 6:34 PM
    Moderator