Re: Disk Space Problem On C: (Need to move files to D:)

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by SteveB, May 7, 2009.

  1. SteveB

    SteveB Guest

    You can move the WSUS content which is basically the 7.3 GB and you can use
    SQL commands or the management interface to move the database. You might
    also consider reducing the size of the page file on C and putting one on D.

    <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I have...
    > SBS2003
    > C: = 25GB (1.4GB free but it dips down to 400MB at times)
    > D: = 531GB (400GB free)
    >
    > Things I've already moved to D:...
    > Exchange Server
    > User Shared Folders
    > ClientApps Data Folder
    >
    > Here is the space that certain folders/files take up...
    > 7.3GB = C:\WSUS (whole folder)
    > 4.5GB = C:\WSUS\MSSQL$WSUS\Data\SUSDB.mdf (file)
    > 28816KB = C:\WSUS\MSSQL$WSUS\Data\templog.ldf (file)
    >
    > 9.0GB = C:\Windows
    > 3.9GB = C:\Program Files
    > 2.3GB = C:\Program Files\Trend Micro
    > 56MB = C:\Temp
    >
    > If I use Microsoft's procedure (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/
    > library/cc708031.aspx) to move the "Windows Server Update Services
    > Folder" to D:, will it move the WHOLE C:\WSUS folder to D: or just a
    > small piece of it?
    >
    > Should I just disable WSUS and let each workstation get their updates
    > directly from Microsoft? If so, what is the procedure?
    >
    > Where is the "Monitoring and Reporting" data located (so I can see how
    > much space it takes up)?
    >
    > Do you have any other suggestions for me?
     
    SteveB, May 7, 2009
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  2. Hi:

    Here are some additional space saving/making tips accumulated from this
    newsgroup.

    NOTE: When moving folders, especially your Exchange data base, revisit the
    exclusions in your Anti Virus program. It is "critical" that these not be
    scanned by your real time scanner.

    Moving Data Folders for Windows Small Business Server 2003
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/sbs/2003/maintain/movedata.mspx

    How to move Exchange databases and logs in Exchange Server 2003
    <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/821915>

    How to Move Small Business Server 2000 Company and Users Shared Folders
    <http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;329640>

    How to Move the Client Programs Folder to Another Location in Windows Small
    Business Server 2003
    <http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb;en-us;830254>

    WSUS is also a big space hog. If you want to move the WSUS data, download
    the following document and read the part about relocating
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...B4-EF0B-4399-8A71-9B3B00C4F4CD&displaylang=en


    How to Move the Windows Default Paging File and Print Spooler to a Different
    Hard Disk
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/314105

    NOTE: Remember that moving the default paging file will prevent Windows from
    creating a .dmp file for analysis should your system hit a critical error
    and "blue screen".

    Also:
    Look at where the ISA logs are kept if you have SBS Premium.

    You can move the C:\windows\uninstall$ folders off your systemroot, but you
    may want to keep them in case you have to move them back to uninstall
    something in the future. I have only ever had to to this once, and it was
    not an SBS.


    Remove any folders or files under the c:\documents and settings\user
    name\local settings\temp folders.

    If Monitoring is enabled it can create a file that could be large. Run
    through the wizard again to flush out the gooey stuff..

    Delete logs older than "date of your choice" from the system32 folder.
    Likewise the logs and reports from the ISA folder.

    Search for and delete old dmp files.

    You can move the page file to another partition. The only downside is that
    if you get a "blue screen" you will not get a full memory dump, and since
    only MS can read them anyway, I don't see that it matters much.

    You can delete files older than a few (days/weeks/months) under
    C:\Windows\System32\Logfiles to purge old log files.

    Verify that your AV program is not accumulating the old pattern files in its
    download folder. Some of these files can be quite large.

    You may gain some usable space and increase system performance in Windows
    Server 2003 by moving the printer spool files to a different drive than the
    one that holds the operating system. Note that this should be a different
    spindle, but a different partition will help the OS a bit also.

    By default, Windows Server 2003 places the printer spool folder at
    %systemroot%\System32\Spool\Printers. However, you can potentially increase
    system performance by moving the printer spool files to a different drive
    than the one that holds the operating system.

    Computers frequently access system files, so moving the printer files to a
    different location allows faster access to those files. The drive won't have
    to try to service requests simultaneously.

    To change the location for the printer spooler files, follow these steps:
    1. Go to Start | Printers And Faxes.
    2. From the File menu, select Server Properties.
    3. On the Advanced tab, enter the location where you would like to spool
    print jobs. If the location doesn't exist, this process will create it for
    you. Make sure the new location has sufficient disk space to handle large
    print jobs.
    4. Stop and restart the printer spooler service, or reboot the server.

    --
    Larry
    Please post the resolution to your
    issue so that others may benefit.


    "SteveB" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > You can move the WSUS content which is basically the 7.3 GB and you can
    > use SQL commands or the management interface to move the database. You
    > might also consider reducing the size of the page file on C and putting
    > one on D.
    >
    > <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >>I have...
    >> SBS2003
    >> C: = 25GB (1.4GB free but it dips down to 400MB at times)
    >> D: = 531GB (400GB free)
    >>
    >> Things I've already moved to D:...
    >> Exchange Server
    >> User Shared Folders
    >> ClientApps Data Folder
    >>
    >> Here is the space that certain folders/files take up...
    >> 7.3GB = C:\WSUS (whole folder)
    >> 4.5GB = C:\WSUS\MSSQL$WSUS\Data\SUSDB.mdf (file)
    >> 28816KB = C:\WSUS\MSSQL$WSUS\Data\templog.ldf (file)
    >>
    >> 9.0GB = C:\Windows
    >> 3.9GB = C:\Program Files
    >> 2.3GB = C:\Program Files\Trend Micro
    >> 56MB = C:\Temp
    >>
    >> If I use Microsoft's procedure (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/
    >> library/cc708031.aspx) to move the "Windows Server Update Services
    >> Folder" to D:, will it move the WHOLE C:\WSUS folder to D: or just a
    >> small piece of it?
    >>
    >> Should I just disable WSUS and let each workstation get their updates
    >> directly from Microsoft? If so, what is the procedure?
    >>
    >> Where is the "Monitoring and Reporting" data located (so I can see how
    >> much space it takes up)?
    >>
    >> Do you have any other suggestions for me?

    >
    >
     
    Larry Struckmeyer [SBS MVP], May 7, 2009
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