C drive (OS drive) becomes almost full
Posted on 2004-04-26
I have windows 2000 server running on Active Directory environment, with Exchange server and SQL server installed on domain controller. My OS, E2K and SQL server installed on C drive( 10 GB) and my user data is on shared D drive. No print server installed.
Now everyday my C drive fills up almost 7-9 MB of space in C drive and now I am left with less than 1 GB of space. Right now I don't have any plan to install anything major but I am worried about future. If this thing continues, my C drive will be filled up very soon.
I know for sure that my E2k database is using 1.5 GB of space ( actual user mailboxes are using about 40 MB of space only). And my Sql server database is on D drive .
Now my questions are :
1. Why this C drive fills up so fast and what fills up and in that amount ?no heavy use of mails, sql server is in heavy use. but as I said database is on D drive.
2. Does the E2K database occupies 1.5GB of space for 40 MB of mailboxes normally? I heard defragmentation is little bit risky.
3. Should I use anykind of software like partition magic(PM) to enhance the C drive ? ( I have RAID 5 hard disks. Does PM work for RAID harddisks? )
Any other ideas will also be highly appreciated,