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  • Hi i have a WHS with three harddrive the first is and 80 gb and the second also both are internal

    all was well till i filled up those drives so

    i added a 120 gm external usb drive the WHS reconosed and formated the hardrive and add 120 gb of space but keep getting out of space erro please delete somthing.


    :\>cd shares

    :\shares>dir
    Volume in drive D is DATA
    Volume Serial Number is D029-30DB

    Directory of D:\shares

    5/03/2007  06:44 PM    <DIR>          .
    5/03/2007  06:44 PM    <DIR>          ..
    5/03/2007  06:57 PM    <DIR>          DVD Movies
    5/03/2007  06:40 PM    <DIR>          Movies
    2/03/2007  06:43 PM    <DIR>          Music
    0/03/2007  05:21 PM    <DIR>          Photos
    0/03/2007  05:21 PM    <DIR>          Public
    1/03/2007  05:17 PM    <DIR>          Retro Games
    2/03/2007  08:38 PM    <DIR>          Software
    1/03/2007  04:39 PM    <DIR>          users
    5/03/2007  06:46 PM    <DIR>          Videos
                  0 File(s)              0 bytes
                 11 Dir(s)     413,868,032 bytes free

    :\shares>
    here is copy of the dir on the whs server

     

     

     

    Sunday, March 18, 2007 3:51 AM

Answers

  •  scott howison wrote:

    Hi i have a WHS with three harddrive the first is and 80 gb and the second also both are internal

    all was well till i filled up those drives so

    i added a 120 gm external usb drive the WHS reconosed and formated the hardrive and add 120 gb of space but keep getting out of space erro please delete somthing.


    :\>cd shares

    :\shares>dir
    Volume in drive D is DATA
    Volume Serial Number is D029-30DB

    Directory of D:\shares

    5/03/2007  06:44 PM    <DIR>          .
    5/03/2007  06:44 PM    <DIR>          ..
    5/03/2007  06:57 PM    <DIR>          DVD Movies
    5/03/2007  06:40 PM    <DIR>          Movies
    2/03/2007  06:43 PM    <DIR>          Music
    0/03/2007  05:21 PM    <DIR>          Photos
    0/03/2007  05:21 PM    <DIR>          Public
    1/03/2007  05:17 PM    <DIR>          Retro Games
    2/03/2007  08:38 PM    <DIR>          Software
    1/03/2007  04:39 PM    <DIR>          users
    5/03/2007  06:46 PM    <DIR>          Videos
                  0 File(s)              0 bytes
                 11 Dir(s)     413,868,032 bytes free

    :\shares>
    here is copy of the dir on the whs server

     

     

     

    The problem you are having is due to the largest file that you can address having to be smaller than the available free space on your original WHS hard drive.

    This is why the WHS documentation recommends a minimum 80 GB primary drive - what is not clearer, is as soon afterwards, you should add additional drive space "before" moving large files over to the WHS.  Similarly, you should begin your build of your WHS with as large a primary HDD as possible and it is recommended that you add more HDD space as soon after your initial build as possible - to prevent many backups form taking up all the space on the WHS.

    I would remove all backups you have stored then remove and re-add your additional drives and allow everything to settle down and then move your files back onto the WHS - making sure that in any single file transfer, the largest file(s) in the copy do not exceed the available capacity of your primary WHS drive/partition as at DATA (D:) in Computer | Manage | Disk Management

    The word to watch here is, "start off your WHS server build with as large a single drive as possible - then add your additional drives and then begin your file copies ot the WHS - by doing this you'll have far fewer problems and have plenty of space to support the copy of larger files.

    Wednesday, March 21, 2007 4:51 AM

All replies

  • How did you add the hard drive? Did you add it to the disk pool in the Server Console?
    Sunday, March 18, 2007 4:58 AM
    Moderator
  • Are you hitting the bug that you can only transfer files as large as your first drive has free space? See this thread for some more info: http://forums.microsoft.com/WindowsHomeServer/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=1365927&SiteID=50

     

     

    Gordon

    Monday, March 19, 2007 11:59 PM
  •  scott howison wrote:

    Hi i have a WHS with three harddrive the first is and 80 gb and the second also both are internal

    all was well till i filled up those drives so

    i added a 120 gm external usb drive the WHS reconosed and formated the hardrive and add 120 gb of space but keep getting out of space erro please delete somthing.


    :\>cd shares

    :\shares>dir
    Volume in drive D is DATA
    Volume Serial Number is D029-30DB

    Directory of D:\shares

    5/03/2007  06:44 PM    <DIR>          .
    5/03/2007  06:44 PM    <DIR>          ..
    5/03/2007  06:57 PM    <DIR>          DVD Movies
    5/03/2007  06:40 PM    <DIR>          Movies
    2/03/2007  06:43 PM    <DIR>          Music
    0/03/2007  05:21 PM    <DIR>          Photos
    0/03/2007  05:21 PM    <DIR>          Public
    1/03/2007  05:17 PM    <DIR>          Retro Games
    2/03/2007  08:38 PM    <DIR>          Software
    1/03/2007  04:39 PM    <DIR>          users
    5/03/2007  06:46 PM    <DIR>          Videos
                  0 File(s)              0 bytes
                 11 Dir(s)     413,868,032 bytes free

    :\shares>
    here is copy of the dir on the whs server

     

     

     

    The problem you are having is due to the largest file that you can address having to be smaller than the available free space on your original WHS hard drive.

    This is why the WHS documentation recommends a minimum 80 GB primary drive - what is not clearer, is as soon afterwards, you should add additional drive space "before" moving large files over to the WHS.  Similarly, you should begin your build of your WHS with as large a primary HDD as possible and it is recommended that you add more HDD space as soon after your initial build as possible - to prevent many backups form taking up all the space on the WHS.

    I would remove all backups you have stored then remove and re-add your additional drives and allow everything to settle down and then move your files back onto the WHS - making sure that in any single file transfer, the largest file(s) in the copy do not exceed the available capacity of your primary WHS drive/partition as at DATA (D:) in Computer | Manage | Disk Management

    The word to watch here is, "start off your WHS server build with as large a single drive as possible - then add your additional drives and then begin your file copies ot the WHS - by doing this you'll have far fewer problems and have plenty of space to support the copy of larger files.

    Wednesday, March 21, 2007 4:51 AM