Maintaining and Troubleshooting

Free Disk Space

To ensure that enough disk space is available to use virtual memory and store application data after an application is closed, use the server's Monitoring tab to add performance limits. When the amount of available memory falls below a specified limit, the free disk space monitor is identified on the Monitoring tab with a warning or critical state icon. You can set a limit for a warning or a critical state, or you can set both limits.

To set limits for free disk space:

  1. If you have not already done so, select an Exchange 2000 Server monitor for Free Disk Space, and then click OK.
  2. In Disk Space Thresholds, in Drive to be monitored, select an available drive.
  3. To set a warning state threshold, select the Warning state (MB) check box, and then type a number in MB that identifies the smallest amount of disk space on which your server should operate before a warning icon appears.
  4. To set a critical state limit, select the Critical state (MB) check box, and then type a number in MB that identifies the smallest amount of disk space on which your server should operate before a critical state icon appears.
  5. Note   If you also set a warning state limit, the value for the critical state limit must be less than the warning state limit.

  6. If you want to monitor multiple hard disks on your server, repeat these steps to add a monitor for free disk space for each drive.

Tip   To view the current amount of free disk space, on the Monitoring tab, click the Free Disk Space monitor you just created, and then check the display in Current available drive space (MB).

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