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Major Server space loss over last 2 days

Posted on 2007-10-12
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Last Modified: 2010-04-18
Microsoft 2003 Exchange server as dropped 7 gig a day over the last 2 days.  This has been a stable system for over a year.  Nothing new has been added.  Will be out of space by end of day with no resolution.
Question by:sganci
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Lee W, MVP earned 1500 total points
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Ok... so what's using the space?

You can Try TREESIZE but I don't trust it - I prefer the MS utility DIRUSE - it's command line only, but has been more reliable for me.  Have you tried rebooting (I have seen one person who needed a reboot to resolve a similar issue).
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Check that backups are running properly. You need to do  normal backups of exchange to truncate the transaction logs.
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by:Lee W, MVP
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If his exchange logs are generating 7 GB a day, then he's got some MAJOR mail problems and his internet connection is probably saturated.
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backup still in progress from last night (due to increase of files)  As soon as it is done I can check if it completed.  Need to find transaction log - can you point me in the right direction.?

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Would you have happened to turned on a large amount of logging?
Do you have an anti-virus on it?

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THanks all for the input - I found it - 15 gig worth of acrxxxxx.tmp files.  It looks like these are coming from acrobat ?reader?? - I can remove them but how do I insure that they don't return.

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