View Full Version : Unable to accept message because the server is out of disk space

18-09-2004, 12:41 AM
Hi. I am having problems with my server. It is NOT out of disk space. It has just under 500mb free.

I cannot check a certain account with POP3 ("The parameter is incorrect", and when people send mail through our server they get

"452 unable to accept message because the server is out of disk space"

Running MS exchange 2000 on Windows 2000 Advanced Server.


18-09-2004, 12:50 AM
Some servers have a sorta "Cushon" amount....

I know that I cant upload files via ftp to my server ATM becuase there's a few ISOs on there and the total free HDD space is less than 500MB.

I could adjust this, but I like it this way

Perhaps yours is similar?


18-09-2004, 02:47 PM
Maybe, but I can't admin Exchange - when I try to go into Exchange System Manager it gives (essentially) the same message!

Graham L
18-09-2004, 04:15 PM
The normal procedure is to reserve a proportion of the disk for use by the administrator, so a "full" disk can't stop the administrator from fixing things. :D

Usually it's 5-10% of the disk. Does 5 or 10 GB ring a bell?

You "must" be able to get in somehow ... can you start the OS on a 'singleuser" mode without the actual server running? Have you got a rescue disk (a CD, I suppose ;-)) .

What has almost certainly caught you is log files. They grow. ;-)

18-09-2004, 10:06 PM
The main hard drive is only 2GB so that 5-10% would therefore be 100-200MB. The way I was trying to get in is:

Log on via Remote Desktop from XP-Pro machine (works)
Try to open Start->Programs->Microsoft Exchange->System Manager
Get message:

Microsoft Management Console

Disk is full.

[ Close ]

I have 459MB free. I will now try to free more space and get back to you.

18-09-2004, 10:09 PM
It's NAV I think, Norton Antivirus is telling me it needs to reboot for new definitions. I would be more comfortable doing that if I didn't host sites but.....

I will try rebooting at about 10.30PM.


19-09-2004, 02:00 PM
Rebooted and problem fixed

Cheers guys