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Server 2003 Std - out of drive space


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jaxisland

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I have a server 2003 sp1 that has 3 partitions. This is also a virtual machine, running in vmserver.

C = 20GB w/ 500 MB left
D = 50GB w/ 43 GB left
E = 100GB w/ 60 GB left

The problem here is the C drive, I dont have any unneccassary software installed but I need to come up with more room on my main partition.

This is under the knowledge that there are no real partitioning tools out there for server 2003.

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Hi jaxisland.

I'll just throw this out there.....

The very "low-tech" solution is to uninstall some software off of C: and reinstall it on one of the other patitions (looks like D: is under-utilized). I had to do that on my W2k SBS because the C: was originally partitioned at 10GB (don't get me started... it was before I got here) and was hovering at 10% free space. I didn't feel comofortable trying any kind of partitioning software, so I just moved software to the other partition. Now I just routinely run a cleaning program to remove temp files and I'm able to keep it at 20% free space.

I'm sure there are other G2Gers who can give additional (and maybe better) advice..... it' won't hurt my feelings :whistling:
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My first thoughts are parallel to yours.

The problem is this, other than windows and the support tools the only other thing installed on the C drive is sql. And I keep all the sql data on the D drive.

I cannot find anything to uninstall to make more room. I just have such a hard time believing that windows and sql without data takes up 20 GB. I have DNS installed too but thats it.

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You have to ask yourself what are you using the server for, and what are those processes generating? For example, if you are using it as a web server, you might consider putting the IIS log files on a different volume. Are their any other processes that may be generating log files?

Also, if you haven't already, take a look at what's in "C:\WINDOWS\Temp". Depending on who you talk to, most of the files in this directory can be deleted. I've had issues in the past with SQL server leaving .tmp files there when I was having timeout issues.
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Like I said above its a DNS server and SQL. The sql logs are on the D drive. I cant figure out why there is 14 GB just in the WINDOWS directory with no files in the temp folders.
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