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Wireless Networks Thread, Run out of space on Server C drive! in Technical; Originally Posted by yabbadabba In this situation I would find a spare drive. Ghost what you have onto the spare ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by yabbadabba View Post
    In this situation I would find a spare drive.
    Ghost what you have onto the spare drive.
    Ghost an image any where you can as an extra backup.
    Slap spare drive into the server and check it all works.
    If the ghost image works ok remove the backup and place in a safe place.
    Use something like Partition magic on the original drive.
    If it works, woohoo, if not you can use the ghost image/drive to get up and running and think of another plan of action.

    Partition magic was given away for free a few years ago with one of PC magazines, not sure if that helps or not
    I did exactly that but using Ghost Solution Suite 2.0. The server has hot-swap scsi drives so I simply ghosted an image to another drive, swapped the two drives and restored the image. During the process it asks if you want to change partition sizes. Now, if I'm doing anything major on the server, I repeat the exercise and work on the new drive. If it goes pear-shaped or I run out of time, I just stick the first drive back in.

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    We have used something called Part-logic (free of course) to re-partition a drive which has no effect on the C. You can also, resize drives with this tool. But it does only work on the basis of cylinders and sectors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by contink View Post
    ... and does it handle RAID controllers?
    Yes it does YMMV

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    Jumping in a bit late and not shure if it has been mentioned but:

    If you convert the disks to dynamic disks you can simply add more space to the c: partition. Free Easy no software required, the way i like it.

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    *Cough* Hirens Boot CD *Cough* ................ *hides*

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    Acronis killed one of our servers.

    Im surprised nobody has mentioned windirstat to find out what is taking up all the space.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJonas View Post
    Acronis killed one of our servers.

    Im surprised nobody has mentioned windirstat to find out what is taking up all the space.
    Similarly, I use Spacemonger to keep an eye on what's taking space up on drives.
    (much of a muchness, but I like the look of Spacemonger)

    Spacemonger 1.4 is free also, I think.

    Chunks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chunky View Post
    Similarly, I use Spacemonger to keep an eye on what's taking space up on drives.
    (much of a muchness, but I like the look of Spacemonger)

    Spacemonger 1.4 is free also, I think.

    Chunks
    And SequoiaView - nice...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajbritton View Post
    .Delete $NTServicePackUninstall...$ folders from C:\WINDOWS - If you do this you will not be able to unintsall service pack.

    Delete $NTUninstallKb....$ folders from C:\WINDOWS - If you do this you will not be able to uninstall hotfixes.
    Is it 'safe' to remove these? Would it work if I backed them up to somewhere else and then deleted them? Or would that not work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edu-IT View Post
    Is it 'safe' to remove these? Would it work if I backed them up to somewhere else and then deleted them? Or would that not work?
    Ive deleted these files for a while now as on some machines it has been 2gb+ its fine, just make sure you leave the $hfmig folder - cant remember why, just saw it somewhere!!

    Done it on servers, desktops, laptops the lot and not 1 problem.

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