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Does rebooting Windows 2008 2K server creates system volume space

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Scratching my head here with my Windows Server 2008 R2 Server. I recently performed some updates and was able to reboot after production. I noticed after the Server made its return that our system volume on our shared directory had cleared a large portion of space. I have verified the contents on both our home and shared directories and all seems fine. Inside of this drive we have the obvious system volume information file and also a Backup Exec AOF Store. I am wondering if cache from one of these two had built, performing updates and a reboot cleared that cache. Can anyone confirm this or have they seen anything related to this? At first glance the cold sweats sink in but investigating has turned back mostly normal expectations. I am currently running a server anti-virus scan but do not expect anything to be found. Any suggestions what may have caused this?
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A reboot should clear temporary files, but that doesn't always work as expected. In your case it seems to work. If your Pagefile size is system managed, that file should also be smaller after a reboot, but with the server's usage it will increase in size again.
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Thank you for the comment rindi. I have continued researching this after our reboot. Again I believe everything to be fair and ok at this point. Really just dotting my I's here. I will check the management settings of our Pagefile size. This could have been a reason but I am leaning more towards the temporary files that may have been present. Thank you again for the advice.
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