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C:/SYS partition RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi All,

    I am currently running WHS PP3 on an HP Media Smart server.

    I've been receiving some warnings/errors that space is running out on my C:/SYS partition.  It was originally partitioned to 20GB.  At this time, I am using 19.7 GB.

    About the only thing "unusual" I am running on the server as far as applications is PlayOn from Media Mall.  But I can't seem to find anything in particular to cause the high disk space usage.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks!
    -Ed
    Monday, March 15, 2010 1:30 AM

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  • And to clarify a little more, the C:/Windows folder is consuming 18.1 GB of that space.

    Thanks!
    -Ed
    Monday, March 15, 2010 1:33 AM
  • Hi All,

    I am currently running WHS PP3 on an HP Media Smart server.

    I've been receiving some warnings/errors that space is running out on my C:/SYS partition.  It was originally partitioned to 20GB.  At this time, I am using 19.7 GB.

    About the only thing "unusual" I am running on the server as far as applications is PlayOn from Media Mall.  But I can't seem to find anything in particular to cause the high disk space usage.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks!
    -Ed
    You might want to start by looking at the log files (C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows Home Server\logs) and see if they are inflating out of control.
    Monday, March 15, 2010 1:37 AM
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  • And to clarify a little more, the C:/Windows folder is consuming 18.1 GB of that space.

    Thanks!
    -Ed
    Well, so much for my first thought.  :)  There is definitely something wrong (my Windows folder is only 4.6 GB).  Try checking the properties of each subfolder (obviously one of them is way too big).  You could also try uninstalling PlayOn and see what happens (since it's unsupported on WHS anyways).
    Monday, March 15, 2010 1:41 AM
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  • Download and install foldersize from sourceforge
    http://foldersize.sourceforge.net/

    Check which folder is taking up alot of the hdd space.
    Monday, March 15, 2010 2:12 AM
  • I did some more searching and found the following folder was the culprit:

    c:\windows\system32\logfiles\w3svc2.  This took up 14.0 GB of space(53 files).  I'll need to take a closer look at them to try and determine what was creating those huge files.

    I assume is it safe to delete log files?

    Thanks!
    -Ed
    Monday, March 15, 2010 2:18 AM
  • It's not obvious to me why you should have that much log data in that location; the web sites/applications on your server that log there are internal, used for things like connector installation, etc.

    In theory it should be safe to delete log files found there, but I would suggest you find out why those logs are being generated. Perhaps you could start by removing PlayOn, which (as a DLNA/UPnP streaming tool) may have something to do with it.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Monday, March 15, 2010 2:37 AM
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  • Here's a snippet of data in one of those files.  Not sure if anything can be glenaed from that.

    #Software: Microsoft Internet Information Services 6.0
    #Version: 1.0
    #Date: 2010-03-15 00:00:00
    #Fields: date time s-sitename s-ip cs-method cs-uri-stem cs-uri-query s-port cs-username c-ip cs(User-Agent) sc-status sc-substatus sc-win32-status
    2010-03-14 23:59:59 W3SVC1 192.168.0.9 GET /PushClient/MOMMY-PC/connection - 80 - 192.168.0.7 - 200 0 0
    2010-03-14 23:59:59 W3SVC1 192.168.0.9 GET /PushClient/MOMMY-PC/connection - 80 - 192.168.0.7 - 200 0 0
    2010-03-14 23:59:59 W3SVC1 192.168.0.9 GET /PushClient/MOMMY-PC/connection - 80 - 192.168.0.7 - 200 0 0
    2010-03-14 23:59:59 W3SVC1 192.168.0.9 GET /PushClient/MOMMY-PC/connection - 80 - 192.168.0.7 - 200 0 0
    2010-03-14 23:59:59 W3SVC1 192.168.0.9 GET /PushClient/MOMMY-PC/connection - 80 - 192.168.0.7 - 200 0 0
    2010-03-14 23:59:59 W3SVC1 192.168.0.9 GET /PushClient/MOMMY-PC/connection - 80 - 192.168.0.7 - 200 0 0
    2010-03-14 23:59:59 W3SVC1 192.168.0.9 GET /PushClient/MOMMY-PC/connection - 80 - 192.168.0.7 - 200 0 0
    2010-03-14 23:59:59 W3SVC1 192.168.0.9 GET /PushClient/MOMMY-PC/connection - 80 - 192.168.0.7 - 200 0 0
    2010-03-14 23:59:59 W3SVC1 192.168.0.9 GET /PushClient/MOMMY-PC/connection - 80 - 192.168.0.7 - 200 0 0
    2010-03-14 23:59:59 W3SVC1 192.168.0.9 GET /PushClient/MOMMY-PC/connection - 80 - 192.168.0.7 - 200 0 0
    2010-03-14 23:59:59 W3SVC1 192.168.0.9 GET /PushClient/MOMMY-PC/connection - 80 - 192.168.0.7 - 200 0 0
    2010-03-14 23:59:59 W3SVC1 192.168.0.9 GET /PushClient/MOMMY-PC/connection - 80 - 192.168.0.7 - 200 0 0
    Monday, March 15, 2010 10:57 PM
  • Wrong location, I think. The contents of the log files will be different between W3SVC1 and W3SVC2, and appears to be from W3SVC1.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Monday, March 15, 2010 11:53 PM
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