Saturday 15 August 2009

SBS 2003 – Move WSUS DB To Another Partition

We have this older SBS 2003 box throwing alerts about running out of disk space on the C: system partition.


450MB is not a lot of space for the SBS OS to move around in.

So, we needed to move the WSUS database onto a different partition.

To do so:

  1. Open a Command Prompt
  2. cd \Program Files\Update Services\Tools [Enter]
  3. wsusutil movecontent L:\WSUS C:\WSUSMove.log
    • L:\WSUS is the destination partition and directory.
    • C:\WSUSMove.log will be the results log file name and location.

Depending on the age and speed of the machine, the move process may take a while.

But, once it is done there will be a significant increase in the amount of space available on the server.

  • Process found in step 5 of the WSUSWiki.

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

Windows Live Writer

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