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