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Posted on 2016-10-12
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Hi Guys could you help me with my server storage.

I have one server which is ruuning out of space.

This server runs mainly sharepoint 2013

Question is could I delete these files which are on the image below ?

Thank you
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by:John Tsioumpris
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Although the image is missing...when it comes to servers and files to delete make sure to keep a backup somewhere....especially if the files are located in Program Files (both 32+64),ProgramDATA.Appdata
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by:yodaa
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Sorry

Image added Capture.PNG
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John Tsioumpris earned 500 total points
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Well it seems that there is another solution...
Logon to your Sharepoint...-->Operations-->Diagnostic Logging --> Options for Trace log....change the setting for logging...
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by:yodaa
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Hi John

What should I do over there?
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by:John Tsioumpris
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Change to less logs for bigger intervals...
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by:yodaa
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Image Capture.PNG
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by:John Tsioumpris
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For example Number of days 5...
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by:yodaa
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Okay what then ?

btw. Thanks John for help.
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by:John Tsioumpris
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Also you can restrict Trace log disk space usage...eg. 2 GB...
If you have another disk you can also redirect Logs to it.
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by:yodaa
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Okay, but could I delete the current one?
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by:John Tsioumpris
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better Let sharepoint take care of it...
Change the values e.g to 5 days...restrict to 2-3 gb and i guess on the next run the daemon run it will act accordingly....UNLESS there are orphaned files....like logs from a previous version....you can identify them by having huge time differences...for example 1 month back...
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by:yodaa
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Okay I setup 5 days and 3gb

Its still working on it.

Do you know how long it will take ? Capture.PNG
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by:John Tsioumpris
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sorry no clue....right click  on the folder to check if size is getting smaller
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by:yodaa
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John

Its done.

But only gave me  1gb :(
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by:John Tsioumpris
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probably it will again...leave it some hours and recheck...
Also check for orphaned files...files that haven't updated for long time..
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by:yodaa
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I am just wondering what are TaskUsage File and TimerJobUsage they are taking a lot of space. hmm
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by:John Tsioumpris
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can you give a directory screenshot sorted by sizes bigger to smaller...i want to check the size of the larger files
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by:yodaa
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Will do.
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There you go. Capture.PNG
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by:John Tsioumpris
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i guess it is time to check the contents of the folders...
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by:John Tsioumpris
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What settings you have now on the Trace Log?
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by:John Tsioumpris
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hmm...LOGs folder gather also usage files...
Follow this article here
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by:rindi
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Make sure your backups are 100% successful. When you do full backups and they are successful, exchange and sharepoint transaction logs should get truncated automatically. Besides that you can change the settings so the logs are written elsewhere, for example to another disk (not C:).

Also run the Cleanup wizard. With it you can safely cleanup the disk from unneeded OS files.
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by:yodaa
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Thanks guys

Disabling Jobstimer events and trace logs to 3gb it helped to resolve this issue.
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