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  • C:\ partition size on 2003 Server

    I am getting in a new 2003 Server this week. It's basically a 2003 Server with Exchange 2003.

    It will have 300GB of HD space - what should I set the C:\ partition for? Right now I'm using about 8GB of my 15GB partition - 7GB Free.

    Does MS recommend a certain size?

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    Re: C:\ partition size on 2003 Server

    Take a look at Microsoft Site for Server 2k3 System Requirements.

    According to that you should be fine with 5Gb but you won't have any space for updates, apps, etc. I usually create at least a 20-30Gb Partition for the OS. That way I know I have room for updates and future OS upgrades. Since you are going to be using Exchange, I would also recommend keeping Exchange on it's own partition with nothing else.
    Hope this helps.


    My advice is provided AS IS, without warranty of any kind, express or implied. Follow at your own risk.


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      Re: C:\ partition size on 2003 Server

      I would install Exchange on the C: drive, but I would have the Database and Logs on different PHYSICAL drives to each other and the OS...

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