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C:\System Volume Information\catalog.wci Fills up my Hard drive

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Hello,

i was wondering if anyone came accross this weird issue im facing at the moment.


A couple of days ago my exhange server almost crashed, i loged on to it only to find that there was no space on the C: drive. haveing faced this problem before with the transation logs of exhcnage i checked the appropriate directory and found that every thing was ok. I did a Tree size for my C: drive only to find that  the C:\System Volume Information\catalog.wci\ had about 40 GB of files with a multitude of extensions such as .CI .DIR .000 and so on.
after scraching my head for about an hour i deleted the files, most were but some were locked. I rebooted the system and managed to delete the rest. a day later i loged on only to find that same directory having about 400 MB of the same kind of files. i used process explorer to find which app was creating those files and all the evidence pointed to the CISVC.EXE. Can someone please explain to me what does that service do? more oddly most people who have been complaining about the CISVC.EXE complained mainly about CPU usage... why is it in my care eating up my HDD Space?.
I have a couple of exchange server running the same OS (win2003 ADV server) but have never seen this before.
I also have other servers  they all seem to have that path "C:\System Volume Information\catalog.wci\" but non of which consumed more that 100 MB.

Please help.

Regards,

Wegdan
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CISVC is the Content Indexing Service.  It speeds file searching on the computer.  You can disable the service if you like and those files will stop appearing.

This may help you on adjusting its settings if you don't want to disable it.
http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/wsiihelp/v8r3/index.jsp?topic=/com.ibm.websphere.ii.foundation.conn.content.doc/configuring/iiyvacntfscfg06.htm
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