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    Client showing wrong free space size for removable storage

    I have a Netware share mounted at /back under /back I mount removable drives for backup purposes. I just ran into an issue trying to copy 720gig to /back/backup5a that has over 2tb of free space. Windows is reporting that there is only 681gig of free space. That would be true if I was copying to /back which does only have 681gig but not for /back/backup5a. Is there some way around this issue that doesn't involve making separate shares for each removable storage device?

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    Re: Client showing wrong free space size for removable storage

    Am 18.07.2015 um 08:56 schrieb FUBAR:
    >
    > I have a Netware share mounted at /back under /back I mount removable
    > drives for backup purposes. I just ran into an issue trying to copy
    > 720gig to /back/backup5a that has over 2tb of free space. Windows is
    > reporting that there is only 681gig of free space. That would be true
    > if I was copying to /back which does only have 681gig but not for
    > /back/backup5a. Is there some way around this issue that doesn't
    > involve making separate shares for each removable storage device?


    In a word: No. Windows has no concept to consider free space in
    subdirectories differently than at the root of a drive, *unless* itself
    has mounted some other device into a subdirectory.

    CU,
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    Massimo Rosen
    Novell Knowledge Partner
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    http://www.cfc-it.de

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