SBS 4.0 options

Posted on 2008-11-10
Last Modified: 2013-12-28
   Our office has a Dell PowerEdge 1300 server, 18G SCSI HD running SBS 4.0 OS.
This SBS server also manages the workstations Internet access (I have no idea how this works, the Windows management console for this feature does not come up successfully), to the router connected.  

The free space on the C: - drive is under 10 MB and the D: - drive is > 8 GB.   Recently, this server resets itself automatically, probably due to the lack of free space on the C: - drive, from all the Event Logs compiled.
After we free up space on the C:- drive, we like to explore our options.

     Is there a way for the Event Viewer to purge its logs automatically?  
     What tools can we use to resize our C: - drive?
     What are our OS upgrade options?
     Whats a good backup plan for this server?
     Can we even image this server?

Question by:genius2x
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    by:Lee W, MVP
    SBS 4.0 - if you're posting about what I think you're posting, then that's VERY old and based on NT 4.0.  If that's the case, then the largest C: drive you can even hope to have is 7.8 GB and the largest the system could have EASILY been installed with is 4 GB.  How do you know it's SBS 4.0 (I don't think it was called SBS at that point).  Wouldn't surprise though - a PowerEdge 1300 is an OLD server.


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    Hi Leew,
      I couldn't believe it myself when I saw it.  I think it is called 4.0 back end server.
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    BackOffice Server, if I remember correctly.

    Some of what I have here may apply:

    And you can use various repartitioning tools to extend the C: drive.  But the NT Boot loader had a limit - it could only work on a partition that was 7.8 GB of less, so you can't extend it much.  I would be focusing on getting a new server with SBS 2008 rather than trying to make this work too hard...

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