Diskspace on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for Small Business Server

By DavidOrcus
Mar 19, 2010
  1. Hello,

    I have been asked by someone to clear some diskspace on there Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for Small Business Server.

    Now I noticed something after running a TreeSize Scan on the Local C drive it displayed a large amount within "System Volume Information". However, I couldn't find any option to clear this down or turn it off.

    Under the system tab there wasn't any tab for "System Restore".
    Under the more options tab within Disk Cleanup the system restore cleanup button was greyed out.

    Attached file "3 bitmap's.zip" contains the following 3 screen shot examples:

    1. "TreeSize Scan.bmp"
    2. "System Tab.bmp"
    3. " Disk Cleanup More Options Tab.bmp"

    Any suggestions on how to clear this down or make it smaller...?


    Attached Files:

  2. pjamme

    pjamme TS Enthusiast Posts: 208

    Do you have Shadow Copy enabled on C:\? If so you can reduce the size allowed to a minimum of 300MB.
    If you don't have any shares on C:\ you can eliminate SC altogether.

    Are you running Symantec Backup Exec? If so check out:
  3. DavidOrcus

    DavidOrcus TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26


    Thanks for this information it was to do with the Shadow copy I have reduced this down to 2000MB as it was really high.

  4. pjamme

    pjamme TS Enthusiast Posts: 208

    Great, like I said you can even reduce it further if it becomes an issue. it's not like you need a lot of shadow copy as you probably rarely access it anyway.
    Have a blessed day
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