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Increase sbs 2008 C: partition

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I am in a constant battle with the C drive of my sbs 2008. The size it about 70 Gb and it is constantly filling up. Every week I delete logs and truncate sharepoint logs. The actual exchange and sharepoint databases are on another partition that is not even close to being filled.
I've come to the conclusion that i need to increase the size of the C: drive. Does anyone have any good suggestions on how I can do this easily? Is my only option to start from scratch?
I use the built in backup application to back everything up..
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by:Alan Hardisty
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You may find that the WSUS logs are filling up the server.  Open up IIS Manager, find the WSUS website and disable logs.
Then find the WSUS IIS logs and delete them.
I had this with an SBS 08 box this week and having only recently cleared out the logfiles, found the C: drive was filling up again.  This seems to have improved the situation massively.
70Gb should be ample space.
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by:flyinace2
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I've actually alraedy done that....Those logs were ridiculous. I deleted them quite a while ago but now the c drive is filling up again even though the logs are gone for good :-(
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by:Alan Hardisty
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Did you disable the logs via IIS?
What else is eating up the space on the c: drive?
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by:Suliman Abu Kharroub
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You can use this batch to delete and reset old windows updates files

net stop wuauserv
rmdir %windir%\softwaredistribution /s /q
rmdir %windir%\system32\softwaredistribution /s /q
regsvr32 /s wuaueng.dll
regsvr32 /s wuaueng1.dll
regsvr32 /s atl.dll
regsvr32 /s wups.dll
regsvr32 /s wups2.dll
regsvr32 /s wuweb.dll
regsvr32 /s wucltui.dll
net start wuauserv
pause

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by:flyinace2
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Sulimanw - I'm not familiar with what that is. Can you give a little background as to what that does?
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by:Suliman Abu Kharroub
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also you can use a free tool to find out what does eat space:

http://www.jgoodies.com/freeware/jdiskreport
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by:Suliman Abu Kharroub
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Donald Stewart earned 334 total points
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Go over Leew's article here, it gives you alot of ways to recover space


http://www.lwcomputing.com/tips/static/bootdrivesize.asp


also go over how to WSUS content and database


http://blogs.technet.com/b/sbs/archive/2009/09/23/how-to-move-wsus-content-and-database-files-to-a-different-partition.aspx
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by:Donald Stewart
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should have read "How to move WSUS content and database"
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