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I have an SBS 2008 for one of my customers. Today I got an alert that disk space is running low on C: drive. The partition is 120 GB and free space is 12 GB. Considering that my specialty is not servers (including SBS) can someone give me steps where to start with troubleshooting?
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I have blog'd about locating missing drive space on SBS 2008/2011, you may find it of some help:
http://blog.lan-tech.ca/2011/11/03/missing-sbs-20082011-drive-space/
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Base on your article and using TreeSize I found that C:\inetpub\logs\LogFiles is 45 GB in size.

How do I go about cleaning it up? Is it necessary to keep the log files?
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btw...all the user info and exchange store is on the D: drive.
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There is a link within the article addressing this:
By default, all IIS hosted web sites have logging enabled, this can lead to some large folders in C:\inetpub\logs\LogFiles (Review this post in case you have moved your log files). You may also want to specifically stop logging all together for certain web sites, in particular, the “WSUS Administration” web site (Site Id 1372222313). For this, perform the following steps:
1.Launch IIS Manager from Administrative Tools.
 2.Expand Server, Sites, and select the WSUS Administration web site.
 3.On the feature panel, click to open Logging.
 4.Click Disable in the Actions panel (rightmost panel)
 5.Repeat the steps for any other web site. Please note that logging may be needed for troubleshooting or auditing purposes on sites that are public facing, this is usually not the case on the WSUS Administration site.


However: Ronnypot has a more detailed article:
http://blog.ronnypot.nl/?p=752
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So if I disable logging for WSUS can I delete all logs in the C:\inetpub\logs\LogFiles folder then?
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Yes, though they can be helpful in troubleshooting.  Ronnypot's suggestion is to limit the size of the log file.
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The problem is fixed now. I have limited the size of the log file.

Thank you for your help...
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Glad to hear.
Thanks Gerhardpet.
Cheers!
--Rob
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