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HELP! Run out of space on C drive web server

Hi,
I have a 12.5 GB partition on the C drive my web server.  This runs the CRM system, I have come in over the weekend and it has 0 space left, I have run disk clean up deleted all temp files, user profiles not being used, and I have moved the installer folder on to my E partition which has over 100GB free!!
Anyone know of any other quick fix solutions to get me back up and running, I was in the process of buying a new server over the weekend but wasn't planning on this happening so soon.
thanks

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mvgeertruyenCommented:
Check the IIS logs directory - depending on your application this can grow over time (C:\WINDOWS\system32\LogFiles\W3SVC1)
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torimarCommented:
If what you need is even more space on C:, here's what you can easily move to another drive (if not done so already):
- pagefile
- My Documents
- TMP/TEMP directory
- temporary internet files
- browser cache

If System Restore is active, limit the space it is allowed to take up.
Do the same for the Recycle Bin.

Use CCleaner to regain as much space as possible: www.ccleaner.com

Use Spacemonger to get a visual demonstration on what folders consume which amount of space: http://www.sixty-five.cc/sm/v1x.php

Some applications (especially smaller ones) may be relocated from Program Files to another drive without reinstalling; they either don't use the registry or recreate the registry entries to fit their location. Others may be moved with this tool: http://www.funduc.com/app_mover.htm
Use the demo version to move just the most spacehungry two or three applications.
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Techno-Man-ukAuthor Commented:
can the IIS log files be deleted?
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mvgeertruyenCommented:
Yes (except the most recent one). Moving them elsewhere is probably better option (just to be able to keep audit trail)
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Techno-Man-ukAuthor Commented:
I can move the some where else I have plenty of space on the E drive the most recent one is called W3SVC1 and then there a quite a few other folders in there
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mvgeertruyenCommented:
You're safe to move these...
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IanThCommented:
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Techno-Man-ukAuthor Commented:
i've managed to free up 700 mb could do with some more space really until this new server arrives i've tried all the above any more suggestioins?
cheers
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mvgeertruyenCommented:
From here on it very much depends on your configuration. If your CRM database resides on the C partition then that might use up a fair bit of space as well. The Spacemonger tool torimar metionned above is a good start to see how the sapce is used.
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IanThCommented:
you didn't try mine obviously

see
http://gadgetopia.com/post/2043
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Techno-Man-ukAuthor Commented:
sorry i dont quite understand it, mounting remote folders i just want a quick fix?

mvgeertruyen: Can I clean out the most recent IIS folder?
There is almost 1Gb in there.

cheers
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mvgeertruyenCommented:
Yes you can - move the files elsewhere (everything in C:\WINDOWS\system32\LogFiles and the subfolders is safe to delete or better; move elsewhere)
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lukefunoCommented:
why not delete the E drive and add it to c drive? of course , backup whatever you need on E.  then you could have one partition. that would seem simplest to me.
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jsotechCommented:
Can't you just put the IIS folders on another drive and point IIS to it?
Websites don't have to be on the same drive as the OS.
If the server has more then one drive in it, then this is easy.
Perhaps you can clean off a secondary drive and add it to the server, and put all your IIS stuff on it as it sounds temporary. Add a new drive, it should only take about 10 minutes of down time.
Also,  you mentioned that you have a 12.5gb partition on the drive.
Is there any space remaining on the drive? You can use Partition Magic to enable the remaining drive space to your C partition.
Hope this helps.
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IanThCommented:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307889

you can take a ntfs drive and instead of giving it a drive letter you can mount it in a empty folder

for instane
get a 1tb drive format it to ntfs create on your c: a folder called 1tbdrive and mount the 1tb drive into that folder

there you go magically you have 1tb free space
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