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Windows Server 2008 R2 Thread, Would this be dangerous ? in Technical; I have 178MB free on Drive C: on my main DC. is it going to cause me any problems if ...
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    Would this be dangerous ?

    I have 178MB free on Drive C: on my main DC.

    is it going to cause me any problems if I run Disk Cleanup or CCleaner on that drive ?

    I have my user profiles stored on an independent drive from C: so it shouldn't effect those but ... is it going to break something ?

    Thanks all.

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    Not something I would do. I think Microsoft have a list of things that can be deleted from the DC c drive safely. If it was me I would be working out a way of re sizing the disk or rebuilding the server so it has lots of space.

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    Well I was going to expand drive C: by 200 gig, in VMWare I have attached and assigned the storage to the server but the the expand button on drive C: is greyed out so Im guessing it cant be done!

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    I've run cleanmgr on DC's plenty of times - I inherited a 2003 DC that had a 12GB partition for its C drive. Brilliant.

    This is also a useful list of things to clear out (old update files etc.): https://help.maximumasp.com/KB/a494/...n-c-drive.aspx

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    Where's the pagefile?

    Ben

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    Does anyone know how I can extend the space on my drive C: - I have A new drive in Disk Manager ready to be used as an extension... where do I go from there ?

    Thanks all.

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    In VMware, could you not clone the DC's hard drive into a fresh VM but with a larger hard drive?

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    Page file is on another disc.



    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Where's the pagefile?

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    Wouldn't even know where to start, can this be done in ESXi 4 ?



    Quote Originally Posted by themightymrp View Post
    In VMware, could you not clone the DC's hard drive into a fresh VM but with a larger hard drive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjitservices View Post
    Wouldn't even know where to start, can this be done in ESXi 4 ?
    Yes using VMFStools

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    If I clone the drive - like a snapshot will it shut the machine down ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjitservices View Post
    If I clone the drive - like a snapshot will it shut the machine down ?
    It will need to be shutdown to clone it.

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    Ahhh OK out of hours job then... is there anyway I can do this through the VMware VCenter Client ?

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    Is the C: drive on a virtual disk of its own? If so, why can't you just enlarge it in VMware?

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    I could try that ... Ill have a look

    Cheers.

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