moving WSUS contents.

I have noticed that WSUS filled up all space of the C:\drive, I would like to move the WSUSContent to the D:drive which has more capacity, but I am not sure if I do it manually whether it is going to work with no issues.

Thanks
jskfanAsked:
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flyingskyCommented:
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
This is what you are looking for
 
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc720466.aspx 
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
it seems like I need to run:
wsusutil/movecontent

do I need to type something after move content, such as a directort name?
 
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flyingskyCommented:
yes.
For example, type:
wsusutil.exe movecontent D:\WSUS1\ D:\move.log
where D:\WSUS1 is the new path for local WSUS update storage, and D:\move.log is the path to the log file
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
Now the WSUSContent and the UpdateServicesPackages  folders have been copied from C: to D: drive.
Can I Manually delete them from C: drive? and will not disrupt the functionning of the WSUS?
WSUSContent and the UpdateServicesPackages  folders are shared in C:\drive, do I need to manually share them in the D: drive ?
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
WSUSContent and the UpdateServicesPackages  folders.
Actually they show as shared in C: drive because of icon( a hand under the folder), but when I go to their properties it doesn't show as shared.
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Read 5,6 and 7 here:
 
http://wsuswiki.com/ContentOnNetworkDrive 
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
I also have noticed that the "Updates" folder has not been copied
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
C:\WSUS3.0\Updates\UpdateServicesDbFiles
and thats where mdf and ldf databases are located.
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
If I leave the C:\WSUS3.0\Updates\UpdateServicesDbFiles in C: drive will this still work?
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
this link got to be for the old version of WSUS. I have the 3.0 version
http://www.netmavens.net/HowTo/WSUS/MoveWSUSMSDE.htm
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
I could not find the way to move the databases. The link talks about MSDE, but when you install WSUS 3.0 it doesn't install MSSQL Enterprise manager.
I don't know if I can use WSUSUTIL MOVECONTENT to move the folder C:\WSUS3.0\Updates\UpdateServicesDbFiles to D:\ will work?
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
There is a lot of folders under the following folder:
C:\Program Files\Update Services

I am not sure if I move the C:\WSUS3.0\Updates\UpdateServicesDbFiles to D: will create a problem or not?
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
I have the C:\Program Files\Update Services as well (I also moved content and database)
I used the osql method to move the database
 
So I have a WSUS folder on d:\ with
UpdateServicesDbFiles
UpdateServicesPackages
 WsusContent


 
 this may be more clear:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/2627181/WSUS30OperationsGuide 
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
OSQL command not known in the WSUS server.
Well, If I leave the ldf and mdf databases in the C: drive will the WSUS work with no problem?
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
IT was using Windows Internal Database- NOt MSDE .
it sounds like Microsoft has many free version of SQL.

MSDE, Windows Internal Database, SQL Express.
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Whichever one, you can use the method above to move them.
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Using Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Express is the easiest.
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
Anyway....
I uninstalled WSUS, and reinstalled it and pointed the updates to the Different drive. That has saved me many doubts about the WSUS functionning and whatever issue that might happen later.
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
I lead you to the wsusutil and  go thru all that work for an assist, nice
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