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WHS out of disk space C: drive RRS feed

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  • I've read through the various solutions suggesting deleting the log files, running chkdsk with the extended parameters and whatnot, and I've done that to no avail.  Chkdsk only reduced what was 500mb of remaining space down to 20mb's now.  I cannot install any software that might show me where the gigantic log file is hiding because I'm out of drive space and there is insufficient space to do anything else.  I have three physical drives in the machine (two internal and one external esata)  The primary sys drive is a WD Caviar Black 1TB WD1001FALS, the second internal drive is a 1.5TB WD1501FASS, and the e-sata external is a 2TB WD20EARS drive.  I have 9 computers in the house with a static IP and I'm looking for someone I can hire, bribe, smooze or whatever it takes to either let me bring it to them, come over here and show me how much of an idiot I am for not seeing (whatever) or hold my hand and walk me through whatever it takes to fix the problem.  Anyone up for the challenge?

    Don (ret60sp@windstream.net)


    Ok, let me add that after deleting what I could from those directories (some things couldn't be deleted) and following Leen's suggestion this is what I have on the screen:

    Microsoft Windows [Version 5.2.3790]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2003 Microsoft Corp.

    C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>cd..

    C:\Documents and Settings>dir *.log /s
     Volume in drive C is SYS
     Volume Serial Number is DAD2-D655

     Directory of C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator

    05/26/2010  10:30 PM            13,549 ASPNETSetup.log
    05/26/2010  03:27 PM                 0 Sti_Trace.log
                   2 File(s)         13,549 bytes

     Directory of C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application
     Data\Microsoft\Windows NT\NTBackup\data

    12/18/2010  10:36 AM             1,952 backup01.log
    12/23/2010  10:57 PM               854 backup02.log
                   2 File(s)          2,806 bytes

     Directory of C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Win
    dows Home Server\logs

    04/16/2011  02:25 PM                36 demigrator.110416.1425131562.5340.log
    04/18/2011  07:00 PM                48 DEUtil.041811.190000.5340.log
    04/17/2011  01:17 AM            38,372 HomeServerConsole.110415.1429281562.5540.
    log
    04/18/2011  12:00 AM                 0 PartnerManager.041811.log
    04/18/2011  11:27 AM                37 w3wp.110418.1127363125.6200.log
    04/18/2011  11:27 AM               176 w3wp.110418.1127586718.6200.log
                   6 File(s)         38,669 bytes

     Directory of C:\Documents and Settings\Default User

    05/26/2010  10:30 PM            13,549 ASPNETSetup.log
    05/26/2010  03:27 PM                 0 Sti_Trace.log
                   2 File(s)         13,549 bytes

     Directory of C:\Documents and Settings\Default User\Application Data\Microsoft

    04/15/2011  02:19 PM             2,647 CqvSvc.log
                   1 File(s)          2,647 bytes

         Total Files Listed:
                  13 File(s)         71,220 bytes
                   0 Dir(s)       4,444,160 bytes free

    C:\Documents and Settings>

     

    So what next?  I now have 46.2MB of space left.

     

    Don


    One more comment.  Running %qlogs% gives me the following:

    Oh well, I can't do a print screen - anyone want to shoot me an e-mail and I'll do a print screen to show you the trouble I'm having.

     

    ret60sp@windstream.net

     

    • Edited by RET60SP Monday, April 18, 2011 11:47 PM
    Monday, April 18, 2011 3:25 PM

All replies

  • Just to start with the obvious you cleared out the following folder?

    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows Home Server\logs

     

    Also have you cleared out the windows temp folder:

    c:\windows\temp\

     

    Also have you checked how big each of the event logs are, this shows a picture of event viewer with the related log files on the side:

    http://www.homeserverland.com/wiki/images/f/f4/Whs-event-viewer.gif

     

    Monday, April 18, 2011 5:00 PM
  • > WHS out of disk space C: drive

    Says who?

    Is there is no alert bij the WHS, there should be no problem since the system drive space reported is often incorrect anyway.

    But if you want a good view of the folder content of C, use File Tree size (start as administrator to have access to all folders)

    https://www.jam-software.de/customers/downloadTrial.php?language=EN

     

     

     

    I've read through the various solutions suggesting deleting the log files, running chkdsk with the extended parameters and whatnot, and I've done that to no avail.  Chkdsk only reduced what was 500mb of remaining space down to 20mb's now.  I cannot install any software that might show me where the gigantic log file is hiding because I'm out of drive space and there is insufficient space to do anything else.  I have three physical drives in the machine (two internal and one external esata)  The primary sys drive is a WD Caviar Black 1TB WD1001FALS, the second internal drive is a 1.5TB WD1501FASS, and the e-sata external is a 2TB WD20EARS drive.  I have 9 computers in the house with a static IP and I'm looking for someone I can hire, bribe, smooze or whatever it takes to either let me bring it to them, come over here and show me how much of an idiot I am for not seeing (whatever) or hold my hand and walk me through whatever it takes to fix the problem.  Anyone up for the challenge?

    Don (ret60sp@windstream.net)


    Have a nice day!
    Monday, April 18, 2011 5:47 PM
  • Or, create a shortcut on the desktop:
     
    cmd.exe
     
    Select and choose Run as.
    Run as administrator
     
     
    in the dosbox, choose
     
    cd\
     
     
    now type
     
    dir *.log /s
     
    Enter
     
     
     
     
    > WHS out of disk space C: drive

    Says who?

    Is there is no alert bij the WHS, there should be no problem since the system drive space reported is often incorrect anyway.

    But if you want a good view of the folder content of C, use File Tree size (start as administrator to have access to all folders)

    https://www.jam-software.de/customers/downloadTrial.php?language=EN

     

     

     

    I've read through the various solutions suggesting deleting the log files, running chkdsk with the extended parameters and whatnot, and I've done that to no avail.  Chkdsk only reduced what was 500mb of remaining space down to 20mb's now.  I cannot install any software that might show me where the gigantic log file is hiding because I'm out of drive space and there is insufficient space to do anything else.  I have three physical drives in the machine (two internal and one external esata)  The primary sys drive is a WD Caviar Black 1TB WD1001FALS, the second internal drive is a 1.5TB WD1501FASS, and the e-sata external is a 2TB WD20EARS drive.  I have 9 computers in the house with a static IP and I'm looking for someone I can hire, bribe, smooze or whatever it takes to either let me bring it to them, come over here and show me how much of an idiot I am for not seeing (whatever) or hold my hand and walk me through whatever it takes to fix the problem.  Anyone up for the challenge?

    Don (ret60sp@windstream.net)


    Have a nice day!

    Have a nice day!
    Monday, April 18, 2011 6:01 PM