How do I go about maintaining/working with a preinstalled SBS 2003 with 284KB of HDD space left?
Posted on 2009-04-22
I recently was hired on to a company of 15-20 employees. I was not hired to do any IT work for them until they found out i was somewhat knowledgeable in the field (more so than the monkey they had running it). So my problem is this; I have been handed a server with SBS 2003 on it, i have no idea who set it up or how/what they have configured and the man in charge of all this did not know anything about SBS 2003 when he installed. I know they say a fresh install is the way to go, however i have 15-20 clients who all access our companies shared job folders and individual folders. I am, if this helps, a beginner when it comes to working with this software. I have a partitioned hard drive (C:\) which is 20GB and contains all of the necessary files that run the server and nothing more (i have tried my hardest to get this partition to only contain server files). The other partition (D:\) which is upwards of 200GB is where they have been storing all of their shared folders for the business. I have recently run out of room on the (C:\) partition and though i continue my attempt at removing files the server still finds a way to use the extra hard drive space. All of my attempts at locating what is taking up space are fruitless. I have recently moved the WSUS files off of the (C:) partition and onto the (D:), using wsusutil movecontent. This freed 4.5GB. I then increased the paging file to what Microsoft recommends 1.5-3x your RAM which in my case is 4GB. I increased the paging file from 3902 to 7500. Doing this did what i expected, it dropped my once 4.5GB free space to 1.75GB. Since doing this the (C:\) partition which has 1.75GB free space remaining, continues to dwindle back down to the dreaded "low disk space" error message. I have also moved the Exchsrvr files over to the (D:\) partition as well, and turned of shadowcopy on the C:\ drive since all of my files are being stored on the (D:\). I have not moved the database. Should I? will doing this give me errors on reboot? I also could not tell you the last time this server was rebooted since i do not know. there are tons of updates waiting to be installed i am afraid to reboot since disk space is so low. Honestly i know this is alot to be asking but any help or reccomendations on anything pertaining to my situation will help me. Anything from links to more info (obviously i could read endless books on this i'm more looking for an immediate answer to my HDD space issue and restart issue) Thanks for any support. if you need any more info i will be more than happy to supply it just let me know what you need to know. THanks