2008 (not R2) System State restore failed due to lack of disk space. Now SxS is HUGE


  • I did a system state restore in order to perform an authoritative backup in Active Directory. I used Backup Exec 2012 to perform the restore, as that's our backup system. The restoration wrote a LOT of data (including what I needed) but failed due to the 60G C drive being full. Before the restoration, I had 15G free. Now the disk is full, SXS is taking more space than ever (45Gig), and I can't clean it up because I'd already run compcln on the machine (months ago). What can I do in order to clean up my system partition now that SxS is holding on to more than ever of my disk. More disk, repartitioning, etc are not options. I can't use DISM because this is Server 2008 (not R2).

    (Bold is to emphasize what people will automatically suggest to me).

    Thanks for any insight you can provide.

    Thursday, September 26, 2013 8:21 PM


  • Hi,

    Please try the steps provided in the article:

    How to address disk space issues that are caused by a large Windows component store (WinSxS) directory

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    Monday, September 30, 2013 12:18 PM