I have been troubleshooting issues with a print server and am beginning to suspect that it may be due to not enough free HD for the spool directory. The server has about 1GB free on that drive.
My system is a W2003 R2 on VMWare ESXi 3.5. From the Event Viewer I see almost 20.000 print jobs this year, 5.000 jobs/month. The size of a typical job is 1-2MB, let's say 10MB is a maximum.
I see two options:
- There is already another disk mounted in the machine with lots of free space, but that disk is on a NAS (IBM TotalStorage 4300, FC disks) and I am always concerned that it might be slower than the local disks.
- Mount a new HD using the local disks. In that case, I need to not make it too big as space in those disks is already limited.
So what do you advice? Which size would be sensible (what is the minimum size, later I will make the disk twice that size).
EDIT: Evan Anderson already answers my questions yet, as he asks for more details, I will do a summary. Basically some jobs are launched from client PCs, no error is reported to the user, but an error message is logged in event viewer and no job seems to reach the computer. A more detailed report exists in the linked question.