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  •  my c drive is extremely low on memory. What program files can I delete in order to free mem and perform a backup?
    Monday, December 15, 2008 2:20 AM

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  • Hi,
    sometimes log files collect a lot of room, if something goes wrong.
    Logon to your server locally, open Windows Explorer and check following folders and their subfolders:
    • Windows and IIS Log Files in C:\Windows\system32\Logs
    • WHS Log Files in %qlogs% (simply type that value into th Start/Run dialog).
    If you find, that any logs here are taking extremely much space, check first, what causes the log to go that much out of size by checking the content and after that delete it. The older IIS logs you can also delete without pain.
    The same you can do for the contents of the temp folder, to be found via Start/Run %temp%.
    Other than that, have you installed any 3rd party application, which writes a big amount to C:?
    If the first steps don't help you could install TreeSize Free edition locally on the server and check the size of Program Files, Documents and Settings and the Windows Folder from context menu. The tool shows you  the biggest subfolders, so you could check in further. On WHS it makes no sense to check the entire disk with TreeSize, since in this case the Volume Mount Points will also be calculated, which may make the results wrong.
    Last but not lease - if your server has a lot of memory, the pagefile and eventually the hibernation file become also big storage space consumers on your drive C:.

    Best greetings from Germany
    Olaf
    Monday, December 15, 2008 5:01 AM
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  • spiffyspivey said:

     my c drive is extremely low on memory. What program files can I delete in order to free mem and perform a backup?


    Can you please be more specific?  What OS are you referring to?  Are you getting an error message?  How much free space is left?
    Monday, December 15, 2008 3:33 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi,
    sometimes log files collect a lot of room, if something goes wrong.
    Logon to your server locally, open Windows Explorer and check following folders and their subfolders:
    • Windows and IIS Log Files in C:\Windows\system32\Logs
    • WHS Log Files in %qlogs% (simply type that value into th Start/Run dialog).
    If you find, that any logs here are taking extremely much space, check first, what causes the log to go that much out of size by checking the content and after that delete it. The older IIS logs you can also delete without pain.
    The same you can do for the contents of the temp folder, to be found via Start/Run %temp%.
    Other than that, have you installed any 3rd party application, which writes a big amount to C:?
    If the first steps don't help you could install TreeSize Free edition locally on the server and check the size of Program Files, Documents and Settings and the Windows Folder from context menu. The tool shows you  the biggest subfolders, so you could check in further. On WHS it makes no sense to check the entire disk with TreeSize, since in this case the Volume Mount Points will also be calculated, which may make the results wrong.
    Last but not lease - if your server has a lot of memory, the pagefile and eventually the hibernation file become also big storage space consumers on your drive C:.

    Best greetings from Germany
    Olaf
    Monday, December 15, 2008 5:01 AM
    Moderator