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    Hi,

    Our company use a Small Business Server 2008 standard edition as a file server/email server and DC. We are actually experiencing an out of disk on the C:\ directory. I've moved the WSUS,Exchange,sharepoint database to another partition. Please help

    Regards,
    Jerry

  • #2
    Re: Primary C:\ Directory keeps running out of disk space

    grab TreeSizeFree, download it, run it, and see what's using the space.
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    • #3
      Re: Primary C:\ Directory keeps running out of disk space

      Show hidden files and look for windows updates
      Check exchange log files are moved (and being truncated after backups)
      As said, use TreeSize and report back
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      • #4
        Re: Primary C:\ Directory keeps running out of disk space

        Thanks, will revert back ASAP problem solved

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        • #5
          Re: Primary C:\ Directory keeps running out of disk space

          treesize is a Fantastic tool !
          someone else has suggested WinDirStat to me before.. I tend to find TSF a bit quicker.
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          • #6
            Re: Primary C:\ Directory keeps running out of disk space

            Don't forget that you can move the Pagefile to a different partition.

            Also, deleted and TMP files or ones with a ~ (tilde) in front of them.
            Any compressed update files under the Windows folder can be deleted but ONLY the blue compressed ones. Do not delete $hf_mig$ file.
            [EDIT] Ignore the above line. I thought it was an SBS 2003 Server. Didn't read the Form Title correctly. op:
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            • #7
              Re: Primary C:\ Directory keeps running out of disk space

              Run the SBS BPA as well, it will point out things like the Sharepoint database file getting large and any other configuration issues.
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              • #8
                Re: Primary C:\ Directory keeps running out of disk space

                OP stated he moved all the data files. Did he UTFW to move them, though?
                TIA

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                • #9
                  Re: Primary C:\ Directory keeps running out of disk space

                  i was asked recently if someone could "move the wsus and users folder somewhere else" as it's cluttering up the root of the D: drive.

                  .... "uh.... possibly, but don't go and just do it.. leave it with me and i'll work out a way"
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                  • #10
                    Re: Primary C:\ Directory keeps running out of disk space

                    There are a few bits here too: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...09(WS.10).aspx

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                    • #11
                      Re: Primary C:\ Directory keeps running out of disk space

                      The first thing you need to do is identify what is consuming the disk space. After you moved WSUS, EXCHANGE etc to another drive, how much disk space did you have free and at what rate did it fill up again?

                      Where are you backing up to?
                      How much Memory does the server have and what virtual memory settings do you have set?

                      We need more input !!

                      Cheers,

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                      • #12
                        Re: Primary C:\ Directory keeps running out of disk space

                        There should be wizards to move user data, WSUS etc
                        (replying to #9 above)
                        Last edited by Ossian; 8th January 2012, 21:32.
                        Tom Jones
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                        • #13
                          Re: Primary C:\ Directory keeps running out of disk space

                          There are. But he should still do an analysis (like treesize) to find out what is using up the disk space.
                          TIA

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