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system partion losing space rapidly in Sever 2003


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#1 El_Nino

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 12:19 AM

It all started a little over a week ago when the server back-up would not run due to a lack of free space on C:. The back up is not stored on C:, but on an external USB hard drive (F:). I removed the script.bkf and the recovery folder from ExchangeSvr than re-ran the back up wizard from the server mangement gui. I selectively deleted and emptied several unistall, log and temp files from the system partition to gain almost 1 GB of free space on a 12GB system partition. However, when I forced the back up to run the following day, I received an error that I did not have enough room on C: to run the back up. It had gone down to less than 10MB. What?! I even rebooted the server after applying some MS updates thinking what ever was choking the server C: would flush out. No such luck. I really do not what to do next. Something is eating up my free space on my C: consequenlty not allowing for the server back up to run. Please Help. Might I have a virus?

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 12:16 PM

Hello El_Nino,

You can download and run either/both of the following (free) programs to give you a graphical "picture" of all the files on your system so that you can easily see what file, or group of files, occupies (consumes) so much disk space:

SequoiaView:

http://w3.win.tue.nl/en/research/research_...on/sequoiaview/

WinDirStat:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/windirstat/

With that information (file and/or folder names), it will be easier to determine what program(s) is/are writing so much data to the disk.

The web site for WinDirStat says that it (WinDirStat) runs on Server 2003; I'm not sure if SequoiaView runs on Server 2003.

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 04:42 PM

The web site for WinDirStat says that it (WinDirStat) runs on Server 2003; I'm not sure if SequoiaView runs on Server 2003.
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We use this at work all the time...a great little tool.
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