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  • Hello,

    I recently inherited an SCCM 2012 R2 environment with a configuration that I haven't seen before. The primary site server is a single server install (MP+DP+DB). SCCM is installed on the 2nd disk (D). What I found strange is a 3rd disk was provisioned that houses a portion of the SCCMContentLib. The layout looks like this:

    C:\ = Operating System

    D:\ = SCCM/SQL Install - SCCMContentLib\FileLib lives here

    E:\ = SCCMContentLib\DataLib and PkgLib live here.

    There is plenty of disk space available (virtual server). FileLib makes up ~200 GB. DataLib and PkgLib make up ~4 GB. Does anyone have any idea why this content would be relocated to a separate disk? I'm told this configuration was recommended by the MS Gold Partner that did the install.

    Friday, September 11, 2015 5:07 PM

Answers

  • The sccmcontentlib will dynamically load balance across all available drives. Content will be added to the largest available volume on a content by content basis as its added to the content lib.

    If this doesn't seem to match up with what you are seeing, it's possible that the volumes were grown at some point accounting for this. If you wish to consolidate now (and have the space to do) you can use the content library transfer tool: http://anoopcnair.com/2013/01/04/configmgr-sccm-2012-how-to-move-content-library-folders-from-one-drive-to-another/


    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys

    Friday, September 11, 2015 6:53 PM

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  • The sccmcontentlib will dynamically load balance across all available drives. Content will be added to the largest available volume on a content by content basis as its added to the content lib.

    If this doesn't seem to match up with what you are seeing, it's possible that the volumes were grown at some point accounting for this. If you wish to consolidate now (and have the space to do) you can use the content library transfer tool: http://anoopcnair.com/2013/01/04/configmgr-sccm-2012-how-to-move-content-library-folders-from-one-drive-to-another/


    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys

    Friday, September 11, 2015 6:53 PM
  • Hi,

    NO_SMS_ON_DRIVE.SMS

    This file is used to prevent Configuration Manager from installing binaries to a volume.

    For more information, please review the link below:

    Controlling Configuration Manager 2012 Using Hidden Files

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/configurationmgr/archive/2012/09/17/controlling-configuration-manager-2012-using-hidden-files.aspx


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    Monday, September 14, 2015 10:15 AM