Disk Space VM Management
Posted by Joseph Quintero, Last modified by Dan Huffman on 07 June 2018 10:56 AM
Snapshot Server Check to see if there are any backups. Very important if you plan on removing\deleting anything.
Verify who the servers are for and what they are used for.
Client Server - You would reach out to the client. Information in kayako\whmcs and ask them if they would like to extend disk space at 50cents a gb per month.
Protos - Bhagwan Thatte
IONVD Nikki Miglore
Vigilant Server - Run windirstat view files you think should be moved or deleted; update ticket for review, but don't delete anything.
WinDirStat is a disk usage statistics viewer and cleanup tool for various versions of Microsoft Windows.
Ways to Free Up Server Disk Space
1. Empty the recycle bin
Ask client if its OK to remove if there is stuff in here.
2. Compress or Delete web site log folders
3. Compress SQL Server backup folder
The default path is usually C:\PerfLogs and each data collector has the reports path clearly defined in the properties.
4. Clean up Performance Monitor Reports
Remove Windows Error Reporting Files
Windows Error Reporting (WER) is a great resource when you need to identify problems on the server. However the logs will accumulate unless you disable the feature or remove the log files. The default path is C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\WER. It will have 2 sub-folders. Leave the folders in place but remove the files contained in the folders. If you don’t want to delete them then at least apply compression on the WER folder.
5. Don’t set your Virtual Memory pagefile.sys on C drive.(System Properties\Performance settings\Advanced\change Virtual memory)
6. Clear temp files (C:\windows\temp and C:\Users\%Username%\AppData\Local\Temp).
7. Don’t set your temporary Internet files on C drive.(Internet Options\Browsing history settings\move folder)
8. Move the Windows Search Service Database. If you have started Microsoft Search services, please move the Windows.edb file to another drive.
( C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications\Windows )
Increasing the size of a virtual disk