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WSUS Server Database maintenance--WSUSCOntents Folder size is taking all the disk space (75GB) RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi ,

    We have set up WSUS Server  3.2 on Windows server 2008 R2  and set the Disk size as 80 GB. The WSUSContents folder is taking away all the disk space and as a result WSUS Server stopped working.

    Details:

    1. There are no other languages selected other than English.

    2.There are no Downstream servers configured.

    3.Server cleanup wizard runs for 10 seconds and it shows the below report .

    4. Is there any script available to purge the WSUS database?


    India1947

    Sunday, November 23, 2014 1:07 PM

Answers

  • The WSUSContents folder is taking away all the disk space and as a result WSUS Server stopped working.

    You need to perform additional administration on the server other than just running the Server Cleanup Wizard. Running the wizard with no other administration will accomplish nothing of significance.

    Removing unneeded update approvals

    Of course, running out of room on the disk drive may well have corrupted the database, at which point the only reliable means of recovery is to install a NEW instance of WSUS with a fresh database.


    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCSA, MCITP:EA, MCDBA
    SolarWinds Head Geek
    Microsoft MVP - Software Packaging, Deployment & Servicing (2005-2014)
    My MVP Profile: http://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/mvp/Lawrence%20R%20Garvin-32101
    http://www.solarwinds.com/gotmicrosoft
    The views expressed on this post are mine and do not necessarily reflect the views of SolarWinds.

    Sunday, November 23, 2014 11:50 PM

All replies

  • 1. I am afraid that you should assign larger space for WSUS. Follow recommendations in WSUS guide. I have used at least 100GB for this purpose. Disk space is not expensive these days (unless you use more expensive drives.)

    2. Clean disk regularly in GUI WSUS management.

    Regards

    Milos

    Sunday, November 23, 2014 11:18 PM
  • The WSUSContents folder is taking away all the disk space and as a result WSUS Server stopped working.

    You need to perform additional administration on the server other than just running the Server Cleanup Wizard. Running the wizard with no other administration will accomplish nothing of significance.

    Removing unneeded update approvals

    Of course, running out of room on the disk drive may well have corrupted the database, at which point the only reliable means of recovery is to install a NEW instance of WSUS with a fresh database.


    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCSA, MCITP:EA, MCDBA
    SolarWinds Head Geek
    Microsoft MVP - Software Packaging, Deployment & Servicing (2005-2014)
    My MVP Profile: http://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/mvp/Lawrence%20R%20Garvin-32101
    http://www.solarwinds.com/gotmicrosoft
    The views expressed on this post are mine and do not necessarily reflect the views of SolarWinds.

    Sunday, November 23, 2014 11:50 PM
  • HI ,

    Thank you for your feedback.

    I declined the updates for Windows XP and Vista and reclaimed about 19GB of space when I ran the  Server clean up wizard.

    Now the free space is about 19 GB .

    Thanks for the prompt response.

    Pro1962


    India1947

    Wednesday, November 26, 2014 7:13 PM
  • Hi,

    I increased the drive space also by 10 GB .

    It helped initially .. Now I have about 19 GB Free space.

    Thanks for your reply.

    Pro1962


    India1947

    Wednesday, November 26, 2014 7:15 PM