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Loss of drive space on boot drive

By edudley ·
I have an NT 4.0 sp6 server that keeps running out of drive space. On the boot drive the OS and Norton Antivirus loaded. It started as a 2g partition and I am now almost out of drive space. Is there anyone who can tell me what to look for? Is there a tool that can watch file and directory sizes? This server is the PDC and has DHCP running on it. It also has the network printers setup on it. When I reboot it doesnt gain any space. I have run diskeeper on it also and that didnt help.

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by pVp In reply to Loss of drive space on bo ...

Look for old files in the TEMP directory, and log files (*.log, *log.txt) that are old, huge, etc.

No one should be web surfing on the server, but if it happens, configure the browsers to use minimal cache (temporary files) and history.

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by edudley In reply to Loss of drive space on bo ...

I had deleted the old temp file but had not deleted the log files. Thanks

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by leo.valmores In reply to Loss of drive space on bo ...

First, check settings on Norton antivirus whether or not logging is enabled and if so make sure that log file size-limit is set.

Second, event logging may not be set to limit max size. Check each for System, Application and Security logs and set it to 500KB each.

Hope this helps!!!

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by edudley In reply to Loss of drive space on bo ...

The logging wasn't the problem but Norton was. It had grown to over 1g. I am going to uninstall and reinstall it. Thanks

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by Ewing Bettles In reply to Loss of drive space on bo ...

Another thing you might want to check is the directory where your print spool files are kept. All the printers defined on the server use the same directory for their spool files, and many print jobs will consume a lot of drive space while spooling. When you open the Printers folder, choose Server Properties from the File menu. Click on the Advanced tab to see where the Spool Folder is located. You can use this path to browse to in Explorer, where you can see what spool files exist, if any.
If you have other partitions on your server, you can change the location of where your spool files are kept by editing the path given in the same Advanced tab under Print Server Properties. The change won't take affect until the server is rebooted.

Good luck in your space hunt, -Ewing

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by edudley In reply to Loss of drive space on bo ...

Spool files were ok but thanks for the info

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by Bhrdwh In reply to Loss of drive space on bo ...

Hi, I faced the problem & did the following..
1. Try moving the Pagefile.sys to your other drives like in (100MB), E:(100MB) or F:(100MB) & split the pagefile from C: & keep it there & of course increase the pagefile size. This is in "MyComputer" ... "Properties"..."Performance"..."Virtual Memory".. "Change" !!
2. Check for Memory.DMP & User.DMP files in your WINNT dir & delete it.
3. From www.sysinternals.com, download a freeware utility "PageFileDefragmente". This 300KB software will defrag your Pagefile, SAM & all NT registry based Dat files like SAM, Registry etc. & optimizes your system at boot. You can also install Diskeeper & run it to optimize the drive.
4. Uninstall all softwares you may have installed in your C: Drive & reinstall them
in other drives.
Let me know if the above helped.
Akash
akashdeep_b@yaho.com

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by edudley In reply to Loss of drive space on bo ...

I had a large user.dmp. My main problem was Norton. I am going to uninstall and reinstall it on a different file. I had already moved the pagefile.

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by edudley In reply to Loss of drive space on bo ...

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