What if there is not enough disk space in the server?

What if there is not enough disk space to store seafile data in the server? What are the expansion options? (At present, there is only one 1T SSD in my win& server.)

Buy a new hardisk and transfer your library to that one?
BTW, using an SSD for the library folder itself doesnt make a lot of sense since the internet bandwith will be the limiting factor speed-wise anyways.
So I would suggest using a combination of an SSD for OS and HDD for data, consider using a RAID for your data to protect you from data loss.

Thanks for your kind suggestions!

If my seafile data is currently in disk C, then when the C disk space is not enough, I add another hard disk. Can I merge its space into disk C? If things are not so simple, how do I need to configure it? My doubt is: how to store the data of the seafile server across different disk partitions? Or: How to maintain a seafile server for a long time to make it uninterrupted?

I would not suggest to do that.
Although windows allows to expand a single parition over several dynamic drives, there is no redundancy involved. Even worse, when one of the two drives fail, all data is gone. (Similar to a stripped RAID). For data security, you should aim for a mirrored RAID or a RAID-5 (see Wikipedia), if you want to use your cloud in a good way. And the best way to maintain a seafile server to make it uninterrupted is Linux :slight_smile: as mentioned in my other post. my server has been up and running for 6 years without any issues, even after upgrading Ubuntu LTS to version 18, 20 and 22.
Kind regards

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Thank you, @res80 ! Your suggestion will be my next goal :handshake:

Simplest solution here is to buy a bigger drive and simply clone the C: drive to it using Macrium Reflect Free.

Windows can have redundancy in software of anything except the boot drive with storage spaces. I run that quite effectively on my server using one of these. It’s configured in in mirror mode which is effectively RAID 10. But only went this route because I’d acquired lots of 1TB 2.5" HDD over the years by upgrading laptops to SSD:

Also, isn’t Windows Seafile a bit risky these days? It was end of life a few years ago and isn’t been updated? I used to run the Windows server but made the leap to Linux a while back. Rather steep learning curve but the docker images make it easier.

You could run Linux as a VM on your Windows computer using VirtualBox?

Lots of answers to this one…