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Freeing up disk space on SBS 2008

Posted on 2011-03-16
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We have SBS 2008 on a brand new Dell server however the C: partition was only 60gig when we got it with SBS 2008 preinstalled.
The space on C: has dropped to around 1gb remaining and Exchange was keep crashing so I moved the database queues and logs to another drive (the exchange store was already on a seperate drive).
I need to free up space on C: asap, the security software and backup software are all on a seperate drive and I can't see anything else to remove, I have cleared temp files etc but this only freed up a small amount of space.
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You can move the WSUS database which is on the C: drive by default (Windows SBS Console> Backup & Server Storage> Server Storage Tab> Tasks Pane> Move Windows Update Repository Data.

Use the wizard, select another drive and then it should move everything across.

Also check the IIS Log files for the Default Web Site as that will chew up space too (c:\inetpub\logs\LogFiles\W3SVC1)
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Check your IIS logs and also the SBS Monitoring Database and related SQL logs.  Also, move the pagefile off the C: drive (or leave a small one of 1 GB or less on C:).

After that, you really need to see what is taking up space - try running TreeSize or WinDirStat as an Administrator (make sure to start them under the admin account - right click, run as adminsitrator) and figure out where the space is going.

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Install Tree size free and you will be able to find what is using up all your space within minutes

http://www.jam-software.com/treesize_free/

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