Can I remove old .xdb files from my server 2003 C: drive? If so, how?

Posted on 2008-11-06
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I've been working to clear up as much space as I can on our Exchange server's C: Drive  (about 8 GB free). I used TreeSize to look at the C: drive and discovered over 2 GB is being taken up by files in directories named .XDB in the C:\Program File\Symantec AntiVirus\I2_LDVP.VDB directory. I found an earlier thread here that said it was OK to delete old .XDB folders and was attempting to do so but it appears that they are "Being used by another person or program". Any ideas?

Thanks in advance!
Question by:kdugger
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ryansoto earned 375 total points
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If they are ok then you would probably need to stop all antivirus services then delete them.
It looks like they are ok to delete as well

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Thanks ryansoto,
I want to avoid having to restart the server. Any insight/experience as to whether stopping those services will require a restart?
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ryansoto earned 375 total points
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Stopping services is done through the services function.

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I took the plunge and stopped the service (crossed my fingers on not needing a restart).
I also found "bm_ruleset.xxx" folders that I could ditch as well (500+MB).
You gotta love how Microsoft and other Software Vendors seem to not care about keeping our machines nice and tidy!

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