SBS C: drive eating up disk space even though PST store is on different disk

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by jim, Sep 23, 2004.

  1. jim

    jim Guest

    SBS C: drive eating up disk space even though all message
    stores are on different disk drive.

    I have moved the IE temp directory off of C:

    I have removed office off of C:

    I am now having to do compression on C: even though it is
    a 7GIG drive.

    C:\ can loose up to 50 MB per day.

    Does anyone know why this might be happening? We only
    have four users.

    jim, Sep 23, 2004
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  2. Jim,
    A slow loss (~1MB/day) of disk space on the system drive is typical, as
    the logging files for IIS and SMTP are placed there by default.
    Additionally, where is your monitoring and reporting database stored?
    Matt Clapham [MSFT], Sep 23, 2004
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  3. Have you moved the Exchange log files as well as the databases, or are the
    logs still on C? (If this is the problem, your Exchange-aware backup should
    be committing the logs to the databases every night when the backup runs).

    Do you have any other software that could be logging excessively? One
    option to try and track this down would be to search C for files created in
    the last day. Failing that, search files modified in the last day. You
    might want to add a minimum file size to the latter to avoid a zillion hits.
    Dave Nickason [SBS MVP], Sep 23, 2004
  4. Jim,

    Are you using http://companyweb (ie. adding links, documents, etc. to it?)
    If so, are the databases for the sharepoint instance in their default
    location? (c:\program files\microsoft sql server\mssql$sharepoint\data)

    The following whitepaper should help if you need to move them from the C:

    Moving Data Folders for Windows Small Business Server 2003

    Follow these instructions to move one or all of the Windows Small Business
    Server 2003 data folders.


    Hope that helps,
    David Copeland
    Microsoft Small Business Server Support

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    David Copeland [MSFT], Sep 23, 2004
  5. Jim,

    1. You don't want to have Office installed on the server
    2. Where is your Exchsrvr directory? If it's on the C: drive, you will want
    to move that elsewhere
    3. Check within the Exchsrvr/mdbdata directory to see if you have a ton of
    5mb .log files. If so, you are not doing a proper backup of Exchange.

    Let us know.
    Kevin Weilbacher [SBS-MVP], Sep 23, 2004
  6. I am coming in lae on the conversation. Compressing operating sysem
    and Exchange files can cause some problems I have read.

    Jim B. SBS Community Member
    remove the mvp to send email
    Jim Behning SBS MVP, Sep 25, 2004
  7. jim

    Bluecube Guest

    You got the my documents folder redirecting to C:?
    Bluecube, Sep 27, 2004
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