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The root drive c:\ of our CAS server is running out of disk space.
It is a VM  VMware v5.1
 
Can the drive be extended, the OS is on this drive.
 
Being I am not an Exchange person can someone give me suggestions on this.

Do I have to build another machine

The CAS is NLB.
Server is 2008 Rd


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8/22/2022 - Mon
Kotteeswaran Rajendran

Yes, it is possible with 2008
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Yes it can be extended via VMware with out hurting the OS?
Kotteeswaran Rajendran

Yes, I've just tried in my UAT setup.

Still I would recommend to perform this in the off business hours.
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The reason I ask is because the answers are decided some say yes some say no and this is a production
Kotteeswaran Rajendran

I understand, I also tried in UAT only not in production.

You can check with any one of the testing server.
Mohammed Khawaja

My recommendation would be to clone the VM, boot it up without network connected and try extending.  That would be the safest way of doing it.
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Thanks but I want to make sure this is a Exchange 2008 CAS server, and even though this is a windows system this contains Exchange.

This is different than having just an OS, how will this affect Exchange?
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Your right this drive c:\  is only 40GB and the updates are taking up space.   Everything else is fine.
IIS logs are fine.
Whoever built the machine only configured the root drive C:\ to 40GB.  Go figure.

This server is ONLY CAS and nothing else.

It is Exchange 2007 [typo].

I will try increasing the volume of the root drive.   Fingers crossed nothing happens to the OS and Exchange.
Gareth Gudger

Yea, that is small. For a quick fix though check your C:\INETPUB\LOGS\LOGFILES\W3SVC1.
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yeah 40 is definitely too small
if the system has 8gb (for example) and system managed page file then 20% disk space is used for that right off the top.  windows folder is probably a good 20gb more so in that case i would make it larger
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After checking IIS logs, they are fine, it is the drive is too small at 40GB.

We are using VMware v5.1, just to re-iterate, since this is a production box,  giving the C:\ root drive more space through VMware will not cause our system to go down or have any issues.

This is just a CAS server role.

thanks for all your answers/suggestions.
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Gareth Gudger

Nope. That is perfectly fine to expand the disk. Just did it a couple of weeks ago for someone on ESXi 5.1.
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Understood, but are you guys extending the partition with Exchange 2007 installed or just extending the OS with basic applications?

Exchange is a different animal, and that is what my main concern is.

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Gareth Gudger

I have done both.

Of course, it goes without saying, make sure you have a good backup.
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thanks for all your responses
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