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  • I just reinstalled WHS on a new system, and now I'm getting this error:

    "Duplication is failing for shared folder xyz.  There is not enough free space available to maintain a copy on more than one hard drive."

    What I did what this:

    1) Pulled out disks from the old WHS system.  There was 2,6 TB worth of data

    2) Created new system with 2x2 TB disks.

    3) Copied all data to new shares in the exact same structure (btw that took *a lot* of time)

    To speed up copying, I unchecked folder duplication on all folders

    4) added two more disks: 1½ TB and 1 TB, for a total of 6,5 TB on 4 disks

    5) enabled folder duplication on all folders one by one.

    6) on the last folder I get the error "Not enough free space"

     

    The usage of space is as follows:

    HD1 835 GB free of 1843 (also contains 20 GB sys)
    HD2   16 GB free of 1863
    HD3   20 GB free of 1397
    HD4   16 GB free of 931

    I can see that there's no space left on the last three disks, but why is the distribution so uneven, and how can force it the even it out?

    Thanks in advance!

     

    Sunday, November 28, 2010 9:02 PM

Answers

  • I did notice similar issues last time I reinstalled.

    My suggestion is that you wait a day or two, my files got moved and duplicated automatically, but it did take a while.

    • Marked as answer by Peter.Simonsen Tuesday, November 30, 2010 5:30 PM
    Monday, November 29, 2010 8:43 AM

All replies

  • I did notice similar issues last time I reinstalled.

    My suggestion is that you wait a day or two, my files got moved and duplicated automatically, but it did take a while.

    • Marked as answer by Peter.Simonsen Tuesday, November 30, 2010 5:30 PM
    Monday, November 29, 2010 8:43 AM
  • The error has gone away - although the disk usage is still uneven, I can use the space without problems.

     

    Thanks.

    Tuesday, November 30, 2010 5:31 PM