Sharepoint config files are huge
Posted on 2009-07-01
I have been getting low free space warnings (currently 53mb) on our server for the last month and have been clearing areas of the root drive which is partitioned at 20GB. The offending files are WSS_ContentLOG.LDF at 2.5GB, WSS_Content.MDF at 1.1 GB and SharepointConfigxxx.LDF at 12 GB. Whenever I have created more room this file sucks it up.
I initially set up the server and moved all data files for sharepoint and exchange to a separate 150GB drive. I now realise that I had installed WSS 3.0 parallel to 2.0 ith with's standard settings. Looking at other posts here it's obvious this is the culprit with components residing on the root drive.
Upon researching other problems, references for truncating and moving the files seems to be related to SQL which I know nothing about and do not have a known dedicated SQL Server component as this is the Standard Release of SBS 2003 R1.
The only system reference to SQL Server I can find is an Icon on the Server desktop whose properties are:
SQL Service Manager
Service: SQL Server
This seems to have been installed as part of WSS 3.0 and I have no experience in dealing with SQL. Could someone assist this somewhat educated layman through the process of moving these files off the root drive to create adequate SBS operating space.
Regards and thanks,