Low amount of space left on OS partition

Low amount of space left on OS partition

Post by jaso » Wed, 07 Jun 2006 02:00:42


Running SBS2003 SP1.

I'm working with a server that was installed a few months ago with SBS2003.
It has a RAID-5, one partition being 260G and the other about 10G.
The big problem now is that the OS partition is down to 500M. All the big
programs are installed in the bigger partition like Exchange, ISA, users'
folders, etc.
I guess my question is what is the most painless way to either give more
room to the OS partition or fix this problem some other way.

Any help will be much appreciated.
 
 
 

Low amount of space left on OS partition

Post by SBS-M » Wed, 07 Jun 2006 04:12:25

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Running SBS2003 SP1.

I'm working with a server that was installed a few months ago with SBS2003.
It has a RAID-5, one partition being 260G and the other about 10G.
The big problem now is that the OS partition is down to 500M. All the big
programs are installed in the bigger partition like Exchange, ISA, users'
folders, etc.
I guess my question is what is the most painless way to either give more
room to the OS partition or fix this problem some other way.

Any help will be much appreciated.


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SBS2003 SP1.<BR><BR>I'm working with a server that was installed a few months
ago with SBS2003. <BR>It has a RAID-5, one partition being 260G and the other
about 10G.<BR>The big problem now is that the OS partition is down to 500M.
All the big <BR>programs are installed in the bigger partition like Exchange,
ISA, users' <BR>folders, etc.<BR>I guess my question is what is the most
painless way to either give more <BR>room to the OS partition or fix this
problem some other way.<BR><BR>Any help will be much appreciated.
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Low amount of space left on OS partition

Post by jaso » Wed, 07 Jun 2006 04:57:28

Was there supposed to be a response, Cris?
"Cris Hanna (SBS-MVP)" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >



--
Cris Hanna [SBS-MVP]
--------------------------------------
Please do not respond directly to me, but only post in the newsgroup so all
can take advantage


Running SBS2003 SP1.

I'm working with a server that was installed a few months ago with SBS2003.
It has a RAID-5, one partition being 260G and the other about 10G.
The big problem now is that the OS partition is down to 500M. All the big
programs are installed in the bigger partition like Exchange, ISA, users'
folders, etc.
I guess my question is what is the most painless way to either give more
room to the OS partition or fix this problem some other way.

Any help will be much appreciated.
 
 
 

Low amount of space left on OS partition

Post by SBS-M » Wed, 07 Jun 2006 05:03:12

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Probably ;-)
There is no "supported" method for on the fly expansion of the OS
Is your pagefile on the system partition? You could move that

Anything is going to involve downtime and drive imaging

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Cris Hanna [SBS-MVP]
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Please do not respond directly to me, but only post in the newsgroup so all can take advantage
"jason" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote in message news:%23% XXXX@XXXXX.COM ...
Was there supposed to be a response, Cris?
"Cris Hanna (SBS-MVP)" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >
wrote in message news: XXXX@XXXXX.COM ...


--
Cris Hanna [SBS-MVP]
--------------------------------------
Please do not respond directly to me, but only post in the newsgroup so all
can take advantage
"jason" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote in message
news: XXXX@XXXXX.COM ...
Running SBS2003 SP1.

I'm working with a server that was installed a few months ago with SBS2003.
It has a RAID-5, one partition being 260G and the other about 10G.
The big problem now is that the OS partition is down to 500M. All the big
programs are installed in the bigger partition like Exchange, ISA, users'
folders, etc.
I guess my question is what is the most painless way to either give more
room to the OS partition or fix this problem some other way.

Any help will be much appreciated.


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<META http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
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<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Probably ;-)</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>There is no "supported" method for on the fly
expansion of the OS</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Is your pagefile on the system partition?  You
could move that</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2></FONT> </DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Anything is going to involve downtime and drive
imaging</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><BR>-- <BR>Cris Hanna
[SBS-MVP]<BR>--------------------------------------<BR>Please do not respond
directly to me, but only post in the newsgroup so all can take advantage</DIV>
<BLOCKQUOTE
style="PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">
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href="mailto: XXXX@XXXXX.COM "> XXXX@XXXXX.COM </A>>
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there supposed to be a response, Cris?<BR>"Cris Hanna (SBS-MVP)" <<A
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<BR>wrote in message <A
href="news: XXXX@XXXXX.COM ">news: XXXX@XXXXX.COM </A>...<BR><BR><BR>--
<BR>Cris Hanna [SBS-MVP]<BR>--------------------------------------<BR>Please
do not respond directly to me, but only post in the newsgroup so all <BR>can
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Low amount of space left on OS partition

Post by kj » Wed, 07 Jun 2006 05:25:51

Searched for *.dmp files on the C: drive?

Run "disk cleanup" from C: properties| general?

Installed other programs on the SBS server NOT part of the SBS CD set (like
office)?

Logged into the SBS server using several diffferent accounts besides
"Administrator"?

Saved a bunch of stuff to the "Administrator" profile (my documents,
desktop, etc?)

You can also move or delete the windows update files and service packs
under the \Windows directory that start with a $ and have the "compressed"
attribute, but you will not then be able to uninstall any these. (This is a
last ditch for me and I usually just move them off to another drive with
lots of free space.)

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/kj
 
 
 

Low amount of space left on OS partition

Post by Al William » Wed, 07 Jun 2006 06:41:12

10 GB OS is small but should be workable if you move some stuff.

A few ideas:

1) You can use MS's Search utility to search for large, or recently modified
files to see where the space is going.
2) Make sure exchange is being backed up and you are not collecting lots of
exchange log files (these are removed when you back exchange up).
3) Use a third party utility like TreeSize to get a report on your disk
space usage that you can track over a few weeks.
4) See the following MS page for help documents and download "Moving Data
Folders for Windows SmallBusiness Server 2003" for other ways of cleaning up
C:
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

Also do a groups.google.com search for "sbs2003 drive space low" and you'll
get lots of info on this very common issue.

--
Allan Williams
 
 
 

Low amount of space left on OS partition

Post by John » Wed, 07 Jun 2006 12:36:38

I had the same problem. I used Paragon Partition Manager. Worked
fine.

John