Is that SOLIDWORKS PDM Access Error or Poor Vault Performance a sign of a Full Drive?

Article by Joe Medeiros, CSWE updated August 18, 2014


When access errors start to occur,the cause may not be a connection issue between the client and the server.

Full drive error message

Full drive error message

Even though the logs seem to indicate that the error is with communications.

log error

Log error

The actual issue may be a full drive. There are a number of articles on our sight that deal with communications errors, but a first step maybe to check the condition of the drive, where the archived files are stored.

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Joe Medeiros, CSWE

Joe Medeiros is a SOLIDWORKS and PDM Certified Expert. He has been helping SOLIDWORKS users with training, mentoring and implementations since 1998. He combines industry experience with a thorough understanding of SOLIDWORKS products to assist customers in being successful. He shares his experience and expertise through blogs; one of which has been incorporated into the SOLIDWORKS Essentials training manual.