Exchange taking up 20GB on 40GB boot partition SBS2003

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I have a Small Business Server 2003 with a 40GB boot partition and 160GB data partition.  The boot partition is full.  I have moved the exchange data store to the larger data partition.  However c:\program files\exchg folder still is consuming 20GB of space.  I feel I have two options.  Either uninstall exchange and reinstall it on the larger disk partion, or purchase disk management software that will allow me to enlarge the boot partition.  Because of the interopoerability of Small Business Server IE Remote Web Workplace and Outlook Web Access, I'm concerned that uninstalling exchange and installing to another partion will "break" Remote Web Workplace and OWA.  Anytime I consider running a disk utility to enlarge existing "live" disk partitions I worry that I will totally mess up the server.  

Last week I managed to free up 5GB of space on the boot partition.  I have moved all client files, installation files, log files, etc to the data volume.  This week boot partition is full again.  This server hosts an imaging database but the DB resides on the data partion.  The server also hosts Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager which is set to keep two versions of update.  I can only guess that Windows Updates account for the disk space usage.  By far Exchange takes up the most disk space on the boot drive.  

My question is three fold.  What is involved in moving exchange and ramifications to RWW and OWA?  What disk partitioin utility do you recommend that are guarenteed to work?  What would you recommend to solve this problem?
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When you moved the data store did you also move the log files?

F you look in c:\program files\exchsrvr\mdbdata what do you have in there?

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No I did not move the log files.  I just checked it and priv1.edb is using 13.7GB and priv1.stb is using 7.5GB.
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So the stores haven't been moved?

Follow this guide to move the stores: http://www.petri.co.il/move_exchange_stores_to_a_different_disk.htm
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I sure thought the stores had been moved.  I followed instructions on http://support.microsoft.com/kb/821915 for moving data store and log file.  When I go open Exch Sys Mgr and go to Administrative Groups and Properties of first storage group, Transaction file location is E:\PROGRAM FILES\EXCHGSRVR\MBDATA and System Path Location is E:\PROGRAM FILES\EXCHSRVR\MDBDATA.  Drive E: is the data volume with lots of available space.  What is priv1.edb and priv1.stb?
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Priv1.EDV and PRIV1.STM are you private information store (your mailboxes)
can you check the location on your E drive and confirm those files exist in there.

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Wow!  I'm shocked.  I guess I moved the log files but not the data base files!  Duh!  Guess I need to do this tonight.  Thanks DEMATZER!  I very much appreciate your quick replies and help.  Will close this post and award points!
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Have you done a recent backup of exchange using the SBS backup tool, NTBackup, or a third party backup that has an integrated Exchange component? Deleted files are not removed from the Exchange store until a backup is done and clears them.

There are additional SBS folders you can move as well, such as user apps and shared folders as per MS article:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=a1d0af69-1287-4225-bd8b-59c89f44984b&displaylang=en

40Gb should be plenty of room once Exchange store and other folders are moved.

also if yo have WSUS installed it's data can be relocated.

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Thanks RobWill.  Yes, I have backups of the exchange system.  I do full backups of the boot partition and data partition to an external hard drive each night.  Thanks for the SBS documentation.  I referenced something similiar to this last week when I moved shared folders, etc.  However, I downloaded the doc you mentioned for future reference.

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