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Copy back WSUS Content Folder RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I have RAID 1 in my WSUS Content disk, but im out of disk space. I want to change this RAID to RAID 0, so it will double my disk space.

    I don't have any free slot in my WSUS Server, so I cant simply add a new hard disk and move content using wsusutil.

    The only thing I can think now is to copy my WsusContent folder to a different server, stop WSUS services, change my RAID to 0, copy the data back and start the services again. It will work? Anyone have a better idea?

    Thank you!

    Tuesday, February 5, 2019 9:35 PM

Answers

  • Hello,
     
    That sounds work. Note that you should stop WSUS service (wsusservice) and IIS service (W3SVC) before you move the folder. And when you move it back, make sure that the permissions on it are as same as before.
     
    Hope my answer could help you and look forward to your feedback.
     
    Best Regards,
    Ray

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    • Marked as answer by andrerca12 Wednesday, February 6, 2019 3:29 PM
    Wednesday, February 6, 2019 3:23 AM

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  • Hello,
     
    That sounds work. Note that you should stop WSUS service (wsusservice) and IIS service (W3SVC) before you move the folder. And when you move it back, make sure that the permissions on it are as same as before.
     
    Hope my answer could help you and look forward to your feedback.
     
    Best Regards,
    Ray

    Please remembers to mark the replies as answers if they help.
    If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    • Marked as answer by andrerca12 Wednesday, February 6, 2019 3:29 PM
    Wednesday, February 6, 2019 3:23 AM
  • For anyone reading it, it seems everything is working fine!

    Ray,

    thank you for the permission tip, i almost forget it.

    Wednesday, February 6, 2019 3:29 PM
  • I know you've already marked an answer to this, and the fix you've done is working, but I'd like to bring your attention to another matter - the root cause. Part 8 of my blog series deals with what maintenance you should be running on a consistent basis to keep WSUS running smooth.

    https://www.ajtek.ca/wsus/how-to-setup-manage-and-maintain-wsus-part-8-wsus-server-maintenance/

    And another guide of what to do if you run out of space.

    https://www.ajtek.ca/wsus/what-do-i-do-when-i-run-out-of-space-on-a-wsus-server/


    Adam Marshall, MCSE: Security
    https://www.ajtek.ca
    Microsoft MVP - Windows and Devices for IT

    Wednesday, February 13, 2019 5:11 AM