Monday 2 March 2009

WSUS Database at 61GB

Here is probably one of the largest WSUS directories we have seen to date:

09-03-02 WSUS Downloads at 60GB

WSUS Folder at 60.8GB

This particular server is a stand-alone Windows Server 2003 RTM Standard box that has been around for a long time.

Given the way the WSUS Server Cleanup Wizard tends to choke up the CPU cycles for a very good amount of time, we have not had any opportunity to run the cleanup wizard on this particular box.

The box is also running very slim on disk space on both the OS partition and the data partition. So, hopefully this particular organization will be able to replace the box … and soon.

Nonprofits struggle by default unless they are large and/or well funded by the government. This particular nonprofit is no exception to the rule: Broke all of the time.

Please remember to help out with your local nonprofits with talent time, hardware, and if possible cash donations. Giving a little back to the community we happen to find ourselves in is an important part of doing business.

Giving back is even more important today as folks around us tighten up their wallets.

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists

*All Mac on SBS posts will not be written on a Mac until we replace our now missing iMac!

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1 comment:

stryqx said...

Have a look at WSUS Cleanup. It automates the Server Cleanup Wizard and runs a SQL maintenance script that update table statistics and defrags the indexes.

Add it as a scheduled task to run weekly/fortnightly/monthly.