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I'm trying to backup a database in SQL Management Studio onto a hard drive with 931GB free space. I keep getting an error message saying there is not enough free space, but the database is only 52GB in size so there should be plenty of space.

The hard drive is encrypted using TrueCrypt (entire drive) and it would not allow me to copy anything onto the hard drive from the C Drive, or run a new database backup onto the hard drive. Some of the other things I was reading said that the hard drive might have been corrupt somewhere along the way, so I reformatted the drive and was able to run the backup on there after reformatting the drive. Why would it not allow me to run the backup (saying there was not enough space when there was clearly more than enough) until I reformatted the drive? Thanks.
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asked Jul 28 at 07:06 PM in Default

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A quick trip to truecrypt.sourceforge.net indicates that TrueCrypt has been abandoned - "WARNING: Using TrueCrypt is not secure as it may contain unfixed security issues" It's at least in a state of flux as others try to pick up the pieces.

Based on the statement "it would not allow me to copy anything onto the hard drive from the C Drive," I'd guess that the problem didn't have anything to do with SQL Server. SQL was just one more thing that didn't work with the encrypted drive.

You might try to find a TrueCrypt forum to see if you can find help with this.
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answered Jul 28 at 08:32 PM

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