[This post was moved from my previous blog]
A little tip for SharePoint operations & maintenance consultants out there. If you have access to an SQL server and have slightly limited diskspace for logfiles and datafiles. Then I would recommend to place a large empty files for about 2GB on it. So if the disk goes nearly full (which would of course happen at the most inconvenient times….) , you can just delete the file and have a little buffer before the disk is 100% for preparing disk extension. Pretty neat little trick.
So – just create a large empty file using fsutil: