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Our SBS currently has 8GB free of 80 GB on the local drive C: and I'm told that this free space is dangerously low.  While reviewing the folders on the local drive of the server to see what uses up the disk space, I noticed that the folder C:\Inetpub\Logs contains many logs which take up 5GB.  My questions are as follows:

1) Can these logs be deleted?
2) If not, can they be moved to an external drive, assuming they're necessary for future troubleshooting?
3) After deleting temporary files in C:\Windows\Temp and other folders and clearing out the Recycle Bin, what other suggestions do you have to free up disk space?
4) What is considered to be adequate disk spce on drive C: for a Small Business Server 2011  and at what point should I be concerned about disk space being depleted?
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Alan Hardisty earned 500 total points
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Yes, the logs can be deleted.  They are IIS logs.

Have a read of my blog and see what else you can get rid of, especially the SQL log file for Sharepoint which gets massively bloated:

http://alanhardisty.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/sbs-2008-2011-disk-space-eaten-up-by-sharepoint-sql-log-files-how-to-reduce-the-log-file-size/

If space drops below about 10% free, Exchange will stop inbound emails, so keep an eye on it.

Alan
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Thank you for your advice
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by:Alan Hardisty
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You are welcome.  80Gb should be fine once you have had a good tidy up of the SQL logs.

Shout if you get stuck reducing it.

Alan
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by:rsaba
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Alan:

The C: partition totals 80GB.  How much free space is considered safe after taking into consideration all the programs and files necessary to run SBS 2011?  Obviously, I don't want to be manually clearing up space every few days.
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by:Alan Hardisty
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If you read my blog, the server that I was looking at when writing the page had a 64Gb C:  partition and I zapped the SQL log file down by 23½ GB!!!!

Once you have set the log to a Simple Recovery rather than the default, the space won't grow ridiculously quickly, it may grow over months / years, but I doubt you will have to revisit it for a long time.

As a reference point, the blog was written in July last year (6 months ago) and just checking the server now, there is still 20.4Gb left, so 7gb gone in 6 months, which means about 6 months to a year before I may need to get tidying up again.
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by:rsaba
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Perfect.  Thanks a lot and sorry to trouble you.  I quickly read through the blog before but missed it.  I appreciate your time.
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by:Alan Hardisty
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No problems - that is what we are here for.

Have fun tidying up.
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