Create SQL placeholder files

[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:

http://www.verboon.info/2009/05/create-empty-files-using-fsutilexe/​

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