Re: Reclaim disk space

  • Thread starter Larry Struckmeyer[SBS-MVP]
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Larry Struckmeyer[SBS-MVP]

Hi Bob:

12 is a bit light. Most folks suggest using a disk partitioning utility
to reallocate some space to the system partition. the only officially supported
method is to use backup and restore, but the imaging and partitioning utililities
seem to work ok.

Have you seen my missive on moving things. Search for freeing up space
on drive C, or post back and I will put it up again.

Please post the resolution to your
issue so others may benefit
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> As always, thanks for the reply. Any other suggestions if a SBS is
> running short on drive c:. I have moved the Exchange database, client
> programs, .... all over to one of the data drives on the server.
> Curse the day when MFGRs thought it was OK to send out a preinstalled
> server w/ only a 12 GB OS partition. Must be time to redo.
> "Merv Porter [SBS-MVP]" wrote:

>> No, leave the $hf_mig$ alone. On servers that are really tight on
>> space, I copy the $NTUninstallKB folders to an external USB drive,
>> then I delete them from the server. That way, I can uninstall those
>> patches in the future if the need arises (assuming I have enough disk
>> space on the server to copy them back and then do the uninstall). No
>> 'setting' that I know of that will 'purge' things.
>> --
>> Merv Porter [SBS-MVP]
>> ============================
>> "BobS" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]

>>> This actually applies to Windows Servers as well as Windows XP. As
>>> happens,
>>> as updates are downloaded and applied, the size of the Windows
>>> folder
>>> continues to grow with $NtUninstallKB..... files and a folder
>>> $hf_mig$.
>>> I generally delete the $NtUninstallKB... folders after awhile, but
>>> is it safe to delete old KB folders in the $hf_mig$ folder. Is
>>> there a setting somewhere that will purge things here as space is
>>> needed?
>>> Thanks in advance,
>>> Bob Showalter, Packer International
>> .

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