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SBS 2008 and C: drive Space

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My C: drive is getting full and I noticed that the following directory and files are getting very large..

C:\Program Files\Windows Small Business Server\Logs\MonitoringServiceLogs

especially the following files:

dataservicecomponents.log
monitoringdatacollection(date).log
configurationHelper_Policy.log

I have searched several postings and some say just rename the file and it will be recreated (I get a permissions error) and then some say stop the SBSMonitoring service and then rename (still get the permsissions error)..

What steps should I take to get these files back to the default size?

Leo
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by:RickEpnet
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There are several things that you can do. Most of the time it is WSUS and IIS logs that really clog you up. See this

http://www.epnetworking.com/blog/?p=199
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by:Larry Struckmeyer MVP
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It is not clear how you arrived at the culprits.  Best way, ime, is to use windirstat or treesizepro, both free downloads.  After downloading and installing one or both of these programs you have to right click the executable and "run as administrator", otherwise it will not show all the files.  If you have done this,  or something similiar, then you should be good to go.  If not, then do one or both and post back if the results are different.
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@fl_flyfising:  I was probably tloo quick to assume, but generally when there is an issue with space on an SBS, those are the curlprits.  Moving the WSUS DB alone gives you 4-5 GB minimum.   You do have good suggestions though.
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I found the solution to my original question..I had to stop the SBS Manager in services and then I could rename those files that I mentioned..all of your other suggestions are also good in order to get back disk space. Leo
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