Yesterday we installed SharePoint 2010 on a new server.
Since it’s a pilot to check out new functionality and to see if we can accomplish what we want, we started out with a “moderate” server.
After installing, i went to the central administration and saw i got a critical issue.
Nice to be informed about this , but i didn’t expect it. I had already done the installation twice, to get acquainted with the new version. So , i was unpleasantly surprised.
You are offered a hyperlink to show the critical issue.
It was: Drives are at risk of running out of free space
How was this possible. So i decided to check out the free disk space. it was 29 Gb.
So that could never be the issue. But, after reading the complete error message i found out it was an issue.
The complete error message was (click on the issue to see the complete message):
Available drive space is less than five times the value of physical memory. This is dangerous because it does not provide enough room for a full memory dump with continued operation. It also could cause problems with the Virtual Memory swap file:
And that was correct because it had 6Gb memory installed.
5 * 6 Gb = 30 Gb > 29 GB.
So remember : the amount of memory installed is reflected on the amount of needed free disk space.