What files can be moved/compressed and delete from server 2003 and 2008.

Hi Team,

I would like to know what are the Do's and Don't to free up space from a window server. How can I identify which files can be deleted or not. Most of our server have an additional drive but I am not sure of which files can be moved over to the other disk drive to balance disk spacing. Both C & D drive is mostly occupied by SQL server and backup files but mainly the C drive seem to be the one always full.
Eric AlbinoAnalyst InfrastructureAsked:
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Dirk MareSystems Engineer (Acting IT Manager)Commented:
Use Disk Cleanup to remove all Temp, Windows Update files, Service pack files ext..

Open My Computer,
Right Click Drive
Select Disk Cleanup Let it scan
Select all options
Click OK
Select Delete

Eric AlbinoAnalyst InfrastructureAuthor Commented:
The problem I have is tied budget and right now my servers are mostly all at 18 % available space.  I have tried disk cleanup but it only does so much for me. Any other alternative?
Dirk MareSystems Engineer (Acting IT Manager)Commented:
Where is the page file for the system located? Moving it over to the D: Drive would help a lot.

Eric AlbinoAnalyst InfrastructureAuthor Commented:
The page file is in C drive. I will move it over to D drive.
Dirk MareSystems Engineer (Acting IT Manager)Commented:
there isn't any risk involved in moving the pagefile to another drive but a reboot of the server will be needed afterwards.



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