Ok to delete Sys Volume Info?

March 19, 2009 at 11:21:01
Specs: Windows Server 2003 (Standard)
I have a file server here at work and have noticed that I have about 57g used space in the System Volume on the D: drive (Not the Primary OS drive). What is the risk invovled in deleting this data?

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#1
March 19, 2009 at 11:24:48
Do not delete it. It contains system restore points. If it is using to much space, you can adjust the System Restore settings to use less space for that drive, or you can use the Disk Clean-up tool to delete old restore points.

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#2
March 19, 2009 at 11:44:30
You cant delete it unless you boot to something like BartPE and even if you do manage to delete it it will be created next time you boot Windows XP.

If you turn off System Restore it will just be an empty folder.

Stuart


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#3
March 19, 2009 at 11:55:32
I didnt think System Restore was somthing was avaliable on Windows Server 2003.

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#4
March 19, 2009 at 16:57:20
That folder also holds indexing data and Volume Shadow data. My guess is it is probably the Volume Shadow data. I know some back up programs (http://seer.support.veritas.com/docs/269989.htm) leave temp files behind when the backup is cancelled.

You can temporarily stop the Volume Shadow Service (VSS) service on the server, delete the files manually, then restart the service.

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