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Something Eating Up my C:\ Drive Help

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Windows 2008 r2 server....My server went from 1.67GB available on the C:\ to 1mb...Deleted some files was able to get it back up, still keeps going down rapidly. Any suggestion on finding the culprit?
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by:Anuroopsundd
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install treesize and see which folder is taking space.
 http://www.jam-software.com/treesize_free/
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by:Matt V
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Do you have auditing enabled in the event logs?
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by:earlyriser99
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Yeah...No specific folder i can find thats hogging all the space. Do i need to have auditing enable or disabled?
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by:Eirman
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Is the page file flexible or fixed in size?

You badly need to increase the disk size
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by:Matt V
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If you have some auditing enabled and event log archiving turned on it could be your event logs.

Check c:\windows\system32\winevt\Logs
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by:Geodash
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Take a look here to see if the  c:\windows\winsxs folder is filling up

http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/Windows_Server_2008/Q_27650949.html
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by:earlyriser99
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Page file...System managed. Its currently at 100 percent @ 9635mb. If i reboot will it clear this?
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by:earlyriser99
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Not logs...Only 100mb.
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by:Geodash
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I wouldn't mess with PageFile, its pre-allocated anyway and wouldn't eat your freespace overnight.

Check my link above for the c:\windows\winsxs folder
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by:earlyriser99
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yes, the c:\windows\winsxs folder is 7.5 GB but from what i glanced at earlier theres nothing you really can do about it. I was running a backup to the cloud, which had vss enabled. Could vss take up a bunch of space?
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by:bill_lynch
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You could try downloading http://w3.win.tue.nl/nl/onderzoek/onderzoek_informatica/visualization/sequoiaview//

This will help you visually see which may shed some light on the culprit.
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by:earlyriser99
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so....My Pagefile is almost 10gb and the winsxs folder is another 9gb....anything i can do about this? If i reboot will my pagefile go down in size since its system managed?
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10GB page file, sounds scarily BIG. Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do about the winsxs folder, as this grows with Server 2008. I would definitely reboot the server and see if it clears up some of that pagefile. How much physical memory is n the server? What are the settings for the pagefile?

Take a look here...

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2021748
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