1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 4, 2016 10:54 PM by gcp

    False alert database file is running low out of space

    nino237

      Here is part of the email i'm getting 'The database file"xxxxxxxxxxx" is running low on space 5. But when I look at the available disk space its not less than 5%. This alert is set to go off every 1 minute until the situation changes but still it randomly fires out once during the day and sometimes twice like we made some changes to the available space which is not the case. I have seen almost similar post from here and not exactly what I'm looking for. Could it be the perfmon counter that checks database space volume is looking at the available autogrowth space? and yes my disk is also local. why does it not keeping alerting us every minute if at all the alert was true? How can I fix this without disabling the alert and I also think it has nothing to do with the threshold 5%. Please I need your input on this. Thanks


        • Re: False alert database file is running low out of space
          gcp
          The database file"xxxxxxxxxxx" is running low on space

          This is not the same as "the available disk space".   e.g file "xxxxxxxxxxx" may be allocated at 100Mb but internally has used 96Mb, while the disk still has 5Gb free.

          You would need to check if the file has autogrowth enabled or whether you need to allocate more space to the file.