You can configure different roles to send you an email notification when their database space is running low.
To make sure that the email notification is sent, configure the SMTP and Watchdog settings on the server hosting the role.
Before you begin
All role database notifications are configured from Config Tool, except for the Directory database, which must be configured from the Server Admin - Main Server page. The procedures are very similar in both cases. Therefore, only the configuration from Config Tool is described here.
What you should know
- From the Config Tool home page, open the System task, and click the Roles view.
- Select a role, and click the Resources tab.
- Click Notifications ().
In the dialog box that opens, set the following options:
- Disk space
- Sends a notification when the remaining free space on the disk falls below a certain threshold (in GB).
- Database usage
- Sends a notification when the space used by the role's database reaches a certain percentage. This option is only for the Express edition of SQL Server, whose database size is limited to 10 GB. If you are using a full edition of SQL Server, this option has no effect.
- Click OK.