Major Problem!! : Millions of .tmp files in root of server!!!!
Posted on 2006-05-05
We have a major problem for the 2nd time.
Let me first tell you about the specifics:
HP Proliant ML350 Server
Small Business Server 2003
- using exchange
Brightstore Backup for SBS v11
One day the server had major lag issues so i stopped the Brightstore services which were takin up 50% of cpu and decided to reboot the server.
At reboot it didnt boot anymore, the harddisk was doing something but at that time unknown
after many hours of searching and trying to get the server back online i gave up, put in a new harddisk and started the server from scratch with some backups.
I did found out the system disk had millions of *.tmp files in the root, after i did the old dir command in a dosbox (took about 20mins to see them)
Now 2 weeks l8r i am at the same customer and seeing the same problem, i cant access like above the c-disk because it has millions of tmp files, everytime windows wants to look or do something in the c-root it takes forever, crashing all programs..
I am afraid to reboot the server cause i know it wont get up again..
I need some major help here!!
I have no clue where to look for the problem, looking at the eventvwr i can only see some errors from exchange but looking them up in google they say it isnt something to worry about.
I did see 4 rotatelogs.exe running in the back and im not sure what they are and what they are doing, only thing i can find on google about them is they belong to apache server but there aint no apache server running on it.
Any ideas to fix this problem would be helpfull! we cant afford to have another non booting server at the same customer.