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Exchange 2003 i386n folder and space

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We have a separate old WIndows 2003 server running Exchange 2003 and running out of space.  Before moving to new computer need to make space some how to keep running. We are donw to less than 1GB often the log files build up and take most of the 1GB.

I assume it is not good to move the mailstore from the internal drive to an external USB  drive temporarily (week or so)

I am not sure what in the C:\i386 folder can be deleted if anything.  Can things in there be deleted?  We can copy them to external drive as backup first.

I can attach Word doc with print screen of the folder
e2k-i386-folder-EXP.docx
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You can delete the i386 folder (or better still MOVE it to another drive - external or otherwise).

You can also move the log files to another drive.

for a list of things you can move to another drive, see http://www.lwcomputing.com/tips/static/bootdrivesize.asp
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Thanks this is helpful

What is your opinion of moving the Exchange Database to an external USB drive. Again for just a few weeks.  Then will migrate to new server and Exchange,  Win 2008R2 server and Exchange 2010
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I agree - I would really try to avoid that - make space and arrangements some other way if possible.  Even installing a temporary hard drive internally on an open SATA or IDE port..  (USB is SLOW)
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ok
there are two small SCSI drives in there now in RAID1  don't want to order another similar as they are old and therefore less available and more expensive  

I can as you mentioned stick an IDE in there temporarily and move the Exchange Databases there safely right?  Performance would be faster and safer than external USB one would think as well.
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Thanks
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Yes, the IDE connection would be more reliable than USB and faster (66-133 MBytes/sec throughput, theoretical max, USB 2 is 480 Mbits = 60 MBytes/sec with typical throughput closer to 25-30 MB/sec)
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