Ran into an issue today where my vCenter would not come back up after a reboot. Standard troubleshooting ensued… the DB is up, it is accessible, odbc is Kosher, etc. At that point, Windows helpfully popped up a message balloon: “I pity the fool who runs outta disk space!”
So I dug, and a dug… and the numbers were not adding up… the system folders, vCenter folders, etc only accounted for ~2GB of a 50GB disk. So where was it?
Note: it’s cleared out now, but… it was reading “Disabled” and “Used: a metric ton”
Shadow Copy? What is this? Seemingly some process, Updates, Backups, something, was taking shadow copies of the volume. So… now we need to make it go away:
From a command line:
wmic shadowcopy delete
Note, that makes them all go away. If you’d like a list: