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Can't shrink my 17TB volume very much RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    When I originally set up my volumes, I created about a 17TB volume D: drive for all the storage of the files on my file server (which is a guest hyper-v machine on a host.   Both are running Windows Server 2012 R2.   

    The 17TB volume contains 5TB of data.    I tried to shrink it an the most after a defrag was about 1400GB.   I ran diskeeper on it to see if that might help and it was still about 1400GB.   I shrank it and it is now 16272.   Any suggestion on shrinking it further?   If I had the space on the host I'd create a 5TB VHD and copy the data over and then wipe out this volume but that is not an option.

    Saturday, May 25, 2019 12:47 PM

Answers

  • Turns out the system protection was preventing me from shrinking it.   I disabled it and I was able to shrink.  I wish I had the option of moving the system protection so I wouldn't lose that history.
    • Marked as answer by boe_d Thursday, May 30, 2019 9:17 PM
    Saturday, May 25, 2019 1:54 PM

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  • Turns out the system protection was preventing me from shrinking it.   I disabled it and I was able to shrink.  I wish I had the option of moving the system protection so I wouldn't lose that history.
    • Marked as answer by boe_d Thursday, May 30, 2019 9:17 PM
    Saturday, May 25, 2019 1:54 PM
  • Hi,

    >> Turns out the system protection was preventing me from shrinking it.   I disabled it and I was able to shrink. 

    You can shrink your volume now, right?

    >> I wish I had the option of moving the system protection so I wouldn't lose that history.

    I don't quite understand your description. What's your problem now?

    Regards,

    Daniel


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    Monday, May 27, 2019 8:55 AM
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  • Hi,
    Just want to confirm the current situations.
    Please feel free to let us know if you need further assistance.
    Best Regards,
    Daniel

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    Wednesday, May 29, 2019 8:25 AM
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  • Yes - the issue was resolved.
    Thursday, May 30, 2019 9:17 PM
  • OK, it's cool!


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    Friday, May 31, 2019 1:04 AM
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