How to free up disk space on your server in 5 minutes

When it comes to disk space errors on servers, the problem is usually related to log files, temporary files and dump files; here are 5 tips how to free up disk space on your server in 5 minutes:

  1. Make sure you don’t have applications writing to log files in debug mode or with detailed logs, such as IIS or Apache, and no home grown application where someone forgot to change the flag to non-debag mode in production.
  2. Make sure your deleted files are permanently deleted and not in your recycle bin.Don’t use that place to back-up your stuff 😉 – I knew someone who did that, and after we emptied the recycle bin he lost all of his backups!
  3. Trace and monitor logs that might grow fast, such as Database logs, Application logs, backup logs, etc.
  4. Don’t write or archive any files or logs to the system (OS) drive.
  5. Remove old snapshots, orphan user profiles and old deployment files

See it in action in the video below:

So, how do you start? Create a routine clean up task to free up disk space on your server.

Whether you need to remove temporary files to free up space, archive files or simply free up some space on disk drives– is there any reason not to automate this repetitive task?

With eyeShare, you can free up disk space automatically on multiple servers, storage and devices – running on Windows, Linux and Unix systems.

The eyeShare:

  • Monitors the available disk space on selected disks (for example 10%).
  • Deletes files in the designated temp directory.
  • Archives and moves log files to a different location.
  • Sends notification email about the disk space usage before and after the cleanup.
  • Can be scheduled to run on a regular basis or initiated according to a trigger.

Of course, any of these steps can be easily customized and tailored according to your own needs. Adding or removing machines does not require any changes to the process, but simply editing an Excel file with IP addresses or server names.

Why not try it yourself? With our 30-day free trial version you can run this workflow out of the box, as well as 120 additional workflows for killing processes, performing database actions, file and folder automation, service restart, and much more.

eBook: 10 time consuming tasks you should automate

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