Reported Disk Space 10X Space Used


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Johnny Boy

Hi All :) I have a Iomega NAS "appliance" or whatever and
am having some problems with disk space. I have like 20GB
of actual data on the shared RAID, with a capacity of like
500GB, and Windows is reporting that 200GB of space is
being used. I have spoken to Iomega, and they can't
account for the space usage, even with the Persistent
Storage Manager. I have Veritas and Zone Alarm installed,
along with Ad-Aware and SpyBot. Any help would be greatly
appreciated.

Thanks in advance .... Johnny :)

P.S. >> A guy I talked to said we may have been hacked by a
UNIX PC, and Windows can't see UNIX files or something like
that. I have a Linux box at home if that would provide any
assistance. Thanks again .. Johnny :)
 
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Jerold Schulman

Hi All :) I have a Iomega NAS "appliance" or whatever and
am having some problems with disk space. I have like 20GB
of actual data on the shared RAID, with a capacity of like
500GB, and Windows is reporting that 200GB of space is
being used. I have spoken to Iomega, and they can't
account for the space usage, even with the Persistent
Storage Manager. I have Veritas and Zone Alarm installed,
along with Ad-Aware and SpyBot. Any help would be greatly
appreciated.

Thanks in advance .... Johnny :)

P.S. >> A guy I talked to said we may have been hacked by a
UNIX PC, and Windows can't see UNIX files or something like
that. I have a Linux box at home if that would provide any
assistance. Thanks again .. Johnny :)
Is the file system FAT32?

Large allocation units will do this.


Jerold Schulman
Windows: General MVP
JSI, Inc.
http://www.jsiinc.com
 
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Johnny Boy

NTFS.
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Is the file system FAT32?

Large allocation units will do this.


Jerold Schulman
Windows: General MVP
JSI, Inc.
http://www.jsiinc.com
 
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Phil Barila

Johnny Boy said:
Hi All :) I have a Iomega NAS "appliance" or whatever and
am having some problems with disk space. I have like 20GB
of actual data on the shared RAID, with a capacity of like
500GB, and Windows is reporting that 200GB of space is
being used. I have spoken to Iomega, and they can't
account for the space usage, even with the Persistent
Storage Manager. I have Veritas and Zone Alarm installed,
along with Ad-Aware and SpyBot. Any help would be greatly
appreciated.
MFT using lots of space? Shouldn't be anywhere near that much, but you
won't know until you find out. defrag -v is one way to determine this, I'm
sure there are other ways.
Thanks in advance .... Johnny :)

P.S. >> A guy I talked to said we may have been hacked by a
UNIX PC, and Windows can't see UNIX files or something like
that. I have a Linux box at home if that would provide any
assistance. Thanks again .. Johnny :)
Backup your 20 GB of data. Delete and recreate your partition. Restore the
data. How much has the thing used now?

Phil
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Philip D. Barila Windows DDK MVP
Seagate Technology LLC
(720) 684-1842
As if I need to say it: Not speaking for Seagate.
E-mail address is pointed at a domain squatter. Use reply-to instead.
 

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