Need to clear space on C: of win 2003 server

Posted on 2007-08-09
Last Modified: 2009-07-29
Need to clear space on C: of win 2003 server.  Last admin set the partion to only 10 gigs.  Of course all the windows updates, java updates, and few apps have filled this up.  Any windows logs and or files that anyone can think of that I can safely remove?  Or any other files for that matter.  I have cleaned up all user profiles and temp files.\
Question by:mkurtzhals
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    by:Lee W, MVP
    10 GB is typically sufficient (though a little on the lower side of what *I* like).

    The server just has to be managed appropriately.

    What's taking up the space?  Have you moved the pagefile to another disk?
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    Accepted Solution

    You can delete (or move) the directories under the %Windows% directory that start with $ (as in $NtUninstallKB936357$) if you don't plan on uninstalling a recent update. These are the previous windows update files/backup files.

    Do an advanced search for files over 20MB (or whatever size you feel you need). Look for obvious files, logs, and such that could be deleted.  

    Look for an \I386 or a \drivers directory off the root. You could move it to another drive.

    Disabling Hibernation is another option if it is on. (Shouldn't be on a server)

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    Expert Comment

    by:Malli Boppe
    run disk cleanup an compress old files
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    Assisted Solution

    Download install Tree Size.

    Find the culprit directories that are effecting drize size substantially, and then consider moving apps via uninstall/reinstall.
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    Expert Comment

    If you have applications that store large amounts of Data..MDAEMON for example...consider changing the data directory to another drive
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    Assisted Solution

    Is there another local drive available?  If so, move the pagefile.
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    Author Comment

    Thanks for all the suggestions..I will move the pagefile and look at some other options.


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