SBS 2008 Running Out of Disk Space

Posted on 2011-05-09
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have an SBS 2008 server in which the free space on the c:\ drive is getting less and less.  I can't seem to find what's causing the space to eat up. I've disabled redirected folders as I thought that was it. I'm at 0 bytes free now and the server is obviously acting strange. Any thoughts on what i can check??
Question by:James Parsons
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    You have to find out what is taking up the space (and how big is the drive anyway?).  You can use a tool like WinDirStat or TreeSize (make sure to indicate that you want to run them as an admin otherwise they launch with limited rights and won't provide very good information).

    Also, is the pagefile on C:?  If so, move it to another logical (or better still, physical) drive.  You may also want to check the SBS Monitoring database and logs (note: if they are full or close to full, you need to THOROUGHLY clean off space as the truncation routine can eat 20 GB easily, but once done, it drops to using under 1 GB total).
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    by:Juan Ocasio
    Hopefully you have partitioned off another drive on your machine.  If so, check your exchange database files and make sure they are on the other drive and not on your c:\ drive.  If you have a backup in place and have shadow copy enabled, you may want to disable that.  That should also free up some space.  One last thing you can do is move all of the uninstall folders from your windows directory, except the $hf_mig$ folder.  this will also give you a bit more room

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    by:James Parsons
    Ran TreeSize and looks like it was the WSUS logs. Cleared them out, turned off WSUS, and also moved the PageFile. Looks like we have over 20 GB free now.


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