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

Posted on 2014-09-30
Last Modified: 2014-10-01
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.
Question by:Eric Albino
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by:Dirk Mare
ID: 40353947
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


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by:Eric Albino
ID: 40353953
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?
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by:Dirk Mare
ID: 40353963
Where is the page file for the system located? Moving it over to the D: Drive would help a lot.


Author Comment

by:Eric Albino
ID: 40353969
The page file is in C drive. I will move it over to D drive.
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Accepted Solution

Dirk Mare earned 500 total points
ID: 40353994
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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