SBS2008 Move Data Wizard Crashes Regardless of Data Selected for Move

I need to move as much data as I can off of the C: drive in this machine due to Dell's shortsighted partitioning. When I attempt to run the Move Data wizard for either Exchange or Sharepoint, the wizard crashes immediately. MoveData.log attached. Suggestions? Thanks!
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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
Is the server up-to-date with windows AND Exchange Services Packs / Patches / Rollups?

Alan
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tcianfloneAuthor Commented:
Server is fully patched. Exchange is running build 240.6/SP1.
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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
If you are only on SP1 for Exchange, then you are way behind as SP3 Rollup 15 is available.

I had a similar issue with another SBS 2008 server that wasn't fully patched (hence my question) and after updating Windows and Exchange to the latest updates, the wizards started to work happily again.

I'd get updating as and when you can and then try again.

Also worth a read of my blog article for the short-term:

https://alanhardisty.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/sbs-2008-2011-disk-space-eaten-up-by-sharepoint-sql-log-files-how-to-reduce-the-log-file-size/

Make sure you follow all the links to help reduce the disk space, don't just follow my article as there is loads of help in the links.

Alan
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tcianfloneAuthor Commented:
Alan, Disk space on C: is down to 10 GB. Exchange stops receiving mail at 6GB free, which has happened at this site before. I have done a number of the recommended things to reduce usage on C: already, including running the Microsoft fix it for reducing the SQL log files. In fact, I run that monthly at this site. I'm concerned that installing the Exchange service pack will reduce space even further and put me in an even worse position.
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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
You need to get up-to-date and can disable the setting that causes inbound mallow to stop if you want.

Once you are up-to-date, you should be able to move the Exchange Database happily to another drive.

How big is the overall C: drive capacity?

You can manually download (to another drive) SP2 and SP3 for Exchange and apply them yourself which will probably chew up a bit of space on the C: drive, but the longer you don't update, the more space will be eaten by Windows updates, so it will become more and more difficult to do anything.

Are you using the SBS wizard to move the database or the Exchange Wizard?

Alan
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tcianfloneAuthor Commented:
C: drive is 60GB. The biggest offenders on space consumption are the WINSXS folder at 15GB and the Windows Small Business Server logs at 6.3GB, 4GB of which is the console log. I was attempting to use the SBS move data wizard, not the Exchange wizard. I am downloading the Exchange SP2 & SP3 to the data drive as I type. Where can I disable the C: drive monitor for incoming mail?
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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
My other article discusses how to do that:

https://alanhardisty.wordpress.com/2010/12/20/exchange-2007-2010-backpressure-–-quick-fix/

Any need to keep the SBS logs?

Alan
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tcianfloneAuthor Commented:
No need for the sbs logs at all. What is the appropriate way to clear them?
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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
Which files / folders are taking up the most space log wise?
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tcianfloneAuthor Commented:
Console.log
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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
Close down the SBS console, then rename the log file.

Re-open the SBS console and it will create a new console.log file.

Delete or copy and delete the log file and then keep the SBS console closed when you don't need it as it will make the log file grow.

Alan
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tcianfloneAuthor Commented:
Recreating console.log helped! I've got it up to 14.5GB free now. Do you have an idea of how much of that space might be eaten up by Exchange 2007 SP2, then SP3?
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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
Excellent - that will help.

The downloads are quite chunky, but I've not got any idea what will get consumed by installing them unfortunately.   Sorry.

Doubt you will lose more than a few hundred Mb (he says optimistically).

Alan
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tcianfloneAuthor Commented:
Well, the SP2 install bombs: Setup encountered an error. I'm starting to think it would be easier to image D:, delete that volume, extend C:, then recreate D: from the image. Thoughts?
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tcianfloneAuthor Commented:
Found a Microsoft tool esp for installing SP2 on SBS2008. That seems to be working; it's running now. Tool is here:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=5588
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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
Well done and sorry - had left work for the season!
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tcianfloneAuthor Commented:
Hey, no problem, Alan! SP2 installed. Here are my usage parameters for reference:
C: disk space free at start of SP2 install: 11.3GB
C: disk space free at end of SP2 install: 10.5GB
So, around 800MB of space consumed. After SP2 install completed, the Move Data wizard started working!!! I immediately moved the SharePoint install because they don't even use it. Ended up with 17.3GB free on C:, and that's good enough for me! Thanks for all your help.
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tcianfloneAuthor Commented:
Alan is an amazing resource! Thanks again!!!
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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
Well done - glad you got more free space and the Wizards are working.

I'd go for SP3 and then get the rollups on once you have some time.

Best wishes and have a great Xmas and New Year.

Alan
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