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Exchange 2007 server C drive is full

The clients out going email is down because the C drive is full. What is the  best way to get this resolved in a a quick manner?They are running exchange 2007.
Do I have to do something with the log files?
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tonyperthCommented:
Do you have another drive with space in the server?
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vmichAuthor Commented:
I think they may but need to check.
I think their DB files are on another drive already and not the C drive, but I need to find that out..
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tonyperthCommented:
The quickest thing to do is move the log files and database to a drive that can handle them.  Then you should think about doing defrags etc if you think they are oversized for the amount of mail, i.e. lots of white space.
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tonyperthCommented:
To use the Exchange Management Console to change log file locations for an existing database
1.Start the Exchange Management Console on the server on which the storage group is located.

2.In the console tree, expand Server Configuration, and then click Mailbox.

3.In the result pane, click the Mailbox server that contains the storage group for which you want to change the log file location.

4.In the work pane, click the storage group for which you want to change the log file location.

5.In the action pane, click Move Storage Group Path. The Move Storage Group Path wizard appears.

6.On the Introduction page, the Log files path box displays the location where your log files are currently stored. Click Browse to specify a location to which to move these files.

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You cannot use the Exchange Management Console to change the log file location for remote Mailbox servers.  
7.Click Move. A warning appears that all databases in the storage group must be temporarily dismounted, which will make them inaccessible to any user. To continue, click Yes.

8.On the Completion page, confirm whether the log file path was changed successfully. A status of Completed indicates that the wizard completed the task successfully. A status of Failed indicates that the task was not completed. If the task fails, review the summary for an explanation, and then click Back to make any configuration changes. Click Finish to complete the Move Storage Group Path wizard.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb201703(EXCHG.80).aspx
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vmichAuthor Commented:
As I mentioned though, I thnik their log files and database are on another drive besides the C drive..
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tonyperthCommented:
sorry from your description it sounded like the databases alone had been moved.  Do you know what is filling up your C: drive
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vmichAuthor Commented:
I just confirmed that the mailbox database files are on the D drive and not the C drive.. The C drive is very low on space..
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vmichAuthor Commented:
More info, the backups are working and they are set to flush the logs....
Any ideas what is using up all the disk space or what I can try?
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tonyperthCommented:
If the database AND the exchange log files are on the D: drive then you simply need to find what is filling up your C: drive and fix it, e.g. if you have shares on C: move them to D:
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tonyperthCommented:
You could also try moving your page file to the D: drive, this would free up a chunk of space.

If I am not making myself clear please let me try again.  If the exchange Log files are on the D: drive as well as the database files then Exchange is not your problem.  Something else is filling up your C: drive.
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itubafCommented:
check any antivirus is intalled on server if not than may be a virus is creating this issue.
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mass2612Commented:
Hi,

Check your IIS logs are not filling up the drive. They have a tendancy to do this and not get cleaned up by backups etc.
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5g6tdcv4Commented:
Download http://www.jam-software.com/treesize_free/
It will tell you where the space hogs are at on your c: drive. I would recommend not using the progam to look at the d: drive.
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vmichAuthor Commented:
I fixed the issue. There were some real old log files taking up space..
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mass2612Commented:
Great. What were the logs that were taking up the space?
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lucid8Commented:
Another good free product to check on what is taking up space is WinDirStat http://windirstat.info/download.html
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vmichAuthor Commented:
solved issue
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