Free up drive space for my server's OS
Posted on 2010-01-12
We are running Windows SBS 2003 on our server. The main hard drive is a hardware configured mirror. It is comprised of C:\ being 25 GB for the operating system and D:\ being 207 GB which originally had the data. The data has now been moved off of D:\ onto a new physical drive. C:\ is nearly full. It would be nice if I could let C:\ extend into what is now D:\ but I understand that that is a major task. So I have been moving various utilities, log files, etc. onto D:\ to try to relieve C:\. Other people have had this issue and I've read some of what others are doing. Here are some suggestions I've seen:
1. Redirect users profile folders elsewhere. I think I can find out how to do that.
2. Move the pagefile...... I've already done that.
3. Move SQL log files and databases. I have no idea how to do that.
4. Install large applications onto another drive. This sounds tedious.
5. Move Program Files folder to another drive. This sounds too easy and might cause issues.
Anyway, what would you suggest?