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Help......Drives are at risk of running out of free space?

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Drives are at risk of running out of free space.






The following drives on the failing servers have less than 5*RAM of GB free drive space:  (D:\),  (E:\).


Examine the failing servers and delete old logs or free space on the drives. For more information about this rule, see "http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=142688".

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I got the following error in my Health Analyzer, and have not been able to solve it, yet:

Drives used for SQL databases are running out of free space

The following databases have one or more files that may exceed the available free drive space. If this happens, operations will start to fail.

WSS_Logging on SQLC02\APP

Examine the drives containing the specified databases' log and data files.  Free space on these drives or move the database files to another drive.  A drive should have enough free space for the largest database file on it to autogrow twice. For more information about this rule, see "http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=163560".

My database file is 7GB and the log file is 50MB. My database drive is 100GB and my log drive is 50GB.

Any suggestions how to solve this?


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Do I need free space when doing full database restore in SQL Server 2005?


I have a drive 'F' with 40G free space. I try to restore a database whose data + log file size is 60G.

The restore fails. Is it because a full restore needs  free disk space of 60G in this case?


log 32GB ,0 free space



I have db on sql2005 with full recovery and job to backup log every 1 hr

Currently  db trn log size 32GB with 0 bytes free

1. tran log backup created every 1 hr with size  of 1-10 MB

2. the is no open transaction in acitvity monitor

what is possible reason for log file taking some much space , in profler I don't see any insert/update/ delete operation


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