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MS SBS 2011 Standard, can't move WSUS folder

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WSUS folder on c drive too large. Wizard fails  and gives error message:  The Windows Update Repository data cannot be moved."
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If there's a backup or an update running (even in the background), the WSUS move can fail.
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Hello,

Try and run a WSUS Cleanup first and then try again.  Take a backup before trying to move it.

Open WSUS > click options> Run the Server Cleanup Wizard.
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the server cleanup wizard failed first time I ran it.  Restarted it and it has been running for 12 hours.  It seems to be hung up as the progress bar hasn't  moved for most of the 12 hours.
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If its the first time you've done it then it will take a long long time - Days even.
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Hi Scorpeo, The server cleanup wizard has failed twice now.  Attached are screen shots of the error messasges.   fail-error-message-1.pdf    fail-error-message-2.pdf
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Hello,

Do you have the latest WSUS update installed?

Check the SBS Console for any WSUS updates and install them.  Then try the move again.
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will try that over the weekend thanks
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Windows has been up to date (see attached screen shot), so it failed on the previous server cleanup and WSUS move wizards even though it has been up to date since September.
windows-updates.pdf
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Have you tried running the WSUS move wizard since the cleanup?
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Not since the cleanup failed twice.  I can try it again, but nothing has changed since the move wizard failed last time, except that you recommended running the server cleanup which failed twice.  Did you look at the log files I uploaded on 11-22-13?
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I didn't, I missed that.  I will have a look at the logs today.
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Hello again,

Please can you upload the movecontent.log from here so that we can have a look at the errors: C:\Program Files\Windows Small Business Server\Logs
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by:Lairbair
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there is no movecontent.log, but there is movedata.log Please see attached.
WSUSLogCleaner.log
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here is the movedata.log
MoveData.log
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Have not heard anything for 6 days, I am closing this and will try a different approach.  I will award points to Scorpeo for trying
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Have not heard anything back for 6 days.   I am closing this and awarding points to Scorpeo for trying.
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