Windows Server - datastore.edb

Asked By GIvano on 19-Mar-07 10:58 AM
I am having quite large datastore.edb on my server. It resided on my C: drive
and there is no much space left. How I can resize it?




Lawrence Garvin \(MVP\) replied on 20-Mar-07 07:16 AM
Define "quite large"?

There are no documented maintenance procedures for the file.

If it's genuinely "large", that could indicate one of two things:
[a] a lifetime history of updates on a system, or
[b] defective behavior in the AU system.

But, if you're out of space on your C: drive, there's a dozen other places
you should be looking to recover space than this one file.

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Independent WSUS Evangelist
MVP-Software Distribution (2005-2007)

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GIvano replied on 20-Mar-07 09:26 AM
It is about 40MB. Can I delete it safely?
Thanks
GIvano replied on 22-Mar-07 09:44 AM
Dear Lawrence,
I have deleted the Datastore.edb and when I started check for updates it
recreated itself and reach 33Mb.
Lawrence Garvin \(MVP\) replied on 22-Mar-07 02:20 PM
Had you waited for my answer, I would have told you that there's not much
point in deleting a 40MB datastore, and that you probably need to look
elsewhere to recover hundreds of MB of disk space.

Even if the file had not regenerated, 40MB is pretty useless in terms of

--
Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCTS, MCP
Independent WSUS Evangelist
MVP-Software Distribution (2005-2007)
https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile=30E00990-8F1D-4774-BD62-D095EB07B36E

Everything you need for WSUS is at
http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver/en/technologies/featured/wsus/default.mspx

And, almost everything else is at
http://wsusinfo.onsitechsolutions.com
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GIvano replied on 24-Mar-07 03:36 PM
Thanks for your advise.
The only thing I left with is to repartition the server.

Regards,
Georgi Ivanov