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Disappearing disk space on Windows Small Business Server 2000 - c partition(10GBs)

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I am running Windows Small Business Server 2000 and notice that my C Drive is becoming smaller and smaller. I have exchange and sql running on this server. Are there log files or other temp files that I can remove or settings that I can point to another drive? My c drive is 10GB and my data drive is 20GBs. I only have 12 users using exchange. I have pointed some the exchange log files to the data drive but I am still seeing decrease in disk space. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Dear CR-Grass,

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Move paging file to data drive.

For SQL Server part make sure temp db is poining to data drive. temp db can also take lot of space particularly running queries etc..

For exchange make sure log files are getting delted (transaction logs) however you will hv to make sure you have good backup every time.
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Check the logfiles of the SQL databases, are they set for "Maximum logging"? If so, change this to the minimum settings. After the first time you back-up the databases now the logfile should shrink a lot. (I had the same problem and it shrunk by 95%) See if this is your problem.
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"becoming smaller and smaller"? being in the process still?

i would assume there is a process is accessing (or waste) some files on your harddisk. so please do the following to find it out.

1. use windows's search function to list all files on your drive c in order of size, identify the top-10 biggest ones, determine if they are normal for your scenario.
2. try find who is also accessing those files, by using a small program, FileMon for Windows. you may find more information about it and download it at: http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/source/filemon.shtml  you may use this utility to trace the suspect files you found from step 1

let us know the result and get further help.

good luck,
bbao
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I found my problem. I have Blackberry Enterprise running on this server and it was creating a txt file everyday. After veiwing threw every directory in my Program Files I found the problem. The files are logs  with the extension txt and are created everyday. They are located under \Program Files\Research In Motion\BlackBerry Enterprise Server. There are no settings to eliminate files after a certain amount of days. The name of the files are "debuglog(yyyymmdd).txt". So beware if you are running BlackBerry Enterprise on your Exchange server because over time this will eat away your harddisk space. To help increase my space I move my Exchange databases to a larger partition. Thanks for everyones suggestions but I had already tried most of them.
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nice to hear that. if you could list what are runing on your SBS in your early posts, i think we could focus on it early too. now you may choose to close the question and get refund or accept some helpful comments and give the grade. i would suggest you make this question as PAQ (Previously Asked Question) to help other people share your experience. need help? just write a post at http://www.experts-exchange.com/Community_Support.

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CR-Grass, this question is still open please see above comment regarding closing question. thanks.
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