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Reducing Sharepoint 2010 disk usage

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, 11th May 2011 at 02:10 PM (22970 Views)
I run Sharepoint 2010 on a hyper-v server which I backup each term.
Now these backup images are starting to get pretty huge at about 50gb so I thought I would look into reducing the footprint on the sharepoint server.

After a bit of googling I came up with these solutions

- Turn off IIS logging
IIS Manager >> sites >> sharepoint >> logging >> do not create log files
Space saving 12gb

- Turn off Usage Health Data
Sharepoint Central admin >> monitoring >> configure usage health data
Space saving 4gb

- Shrink the main database
SQL server manager >> databases >> sharepoint >> tasks >> shrink
space saving 1gb

- Shrink the web analytics database
SQL server manager >> databases >> WebAnalyticsServiceApplication_ReportingDB >> tasks >> shrink
space saving 1gb

So there you have it, My hyper-v image is now "only" 30gb which is reasonable to backup regularly.

Now I need to work out why sharepoint is using 98% of the system memory and 100% jump in cpu every 15mins!!


  1. zag's Avatar
    Just to update this the 98% cpu and high memory usage were due to the sharepoint timer service. I think it was indexing the search of the site every 15mins causing the slow downs.

    Turning it off has fixed this and doesn't seem to have effected sharepoint features at all but I will keep an eye on it.


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