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By kfrost ·
I have a server running Server 2003. I partitioned the drives so C was allocated 20GB and D was allocated the rest. I have now come to the point where I am running low on space on C and I have critical updates that I need to D/L and install. I would like to know if there are any files besides temp folders that I can get rid of without causing any damage to the server such as log files. I know I could use a partition tool to give myself more space on C but I would rather not. Any suggestions?

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It would be best to get a bigger drive..

Put in the bigger drive and do a straight clone of the drive over to the bigger drive.
You can use Acronis for this:
Acronis? Migrate Easy 7.0:
http://eu.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/migrateeasy/
Hope all goes well.

Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.
If this information is useful, please mark as helpful. Thanks.

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20 GB should be sufficient

by Monice In reply to Server Files

20 GB should be sufficient for your OS partition. What you should do is determine where and what is using up the space. You can use a free utility such as foldersize found here: http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=239

Post back with results.

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Check the update folders

by LarryD4 In reply to Server Files

Each update generates a hidden folder in C:\windows. They are usually named $NtUninstallKB933729$ with the patch number on the end.

These folders are their so you can reverse a patch that has been applied.

So be aware that if you delete them it will be harder to backup a step from an patch that was removed from the windows directory.

It should clear up some space and remember they are hidden.

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