Slowly running out of room on our Windows 2000 Server
Posted on 2004-08-24
Hi all. We are slowly running out of room on the system (root) partition on one of our servers. Yesterday we had about 450mb's of free space on our system partition, but today we have only 415. This server handles SQL, Exchange, and is our DC.
I scanned for viruses and trojans using two different virus scanners, but found nothing. Our Exchange database is on another partition. SQL databases are also stored on another partition. My only good guess is that we're logging too much and that log files are clogging our hard drive. I cleaned some logs out not too long ago, but the space gained by deleting those files didn't last long.
This slow but steady loss of free space will bring this server to its knees very shortly if I don't do something about this.
If it is log files, where do I go to delete the ones we don't need (I can decide how far back we need log files to go if I just know where to find all of them). Also, I already tried deleting all .tmp files, but that only produced a gain of 2mb. What am I missing here?