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Question on virus definition files

Created: 22 Feb 2013 • Updated: 22 Feb 2013 | 5 comments

The C drive on my server is getting critically low on space.  I see multiple virus definition files for my symantec endpoint small business editon 12.0.  My question is, is each definiton file cumulative ( in which case I can delete some older dated files), or does each file represent only new definition updates?

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.Brian's picture

Each folder will be cumulative. You should be able to clear out the older definitions.

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Sumit G's picture

Yes, you can clear the old defination files.

Regards

Sumit G.

Rafeeq's picture

Follow this document

How to clear out corrupted definitions for a Symantec Protection Center and Symantec Endpoint Protection Client manually



 

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH98276

rs_cert's picture

Check this

Low Disk Space issues encountered on systems running either the Symantec Endpoint Protection client or the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager

 

Article:TECH153952  |  Created: 2011-02-22  |  Updated: 2012-02-27  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH153952

Disk Space Management procedures for the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager

 

Article:TECH96214  |  Created: 2009-01-17  |  Updated: 2012-04-10  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH96214

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/issue-related-low-disk-space

Ashish-Sharma's picture

Hi,

In Small Business Edition have limited options, you can not modify settings to reduce number of revisions to keep like Enterprise Edition.

Please check following article:

How to reduce the number of content revisions stored in Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager\Inetpub\content folder in SEP SBE

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH98137 

To reduce the database size (sem5.db) can use this tool.

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/downloads/shrink-symantec-endpoint-protection-manager-121-embedded-database

Thanks In Advance

Ashish Sharma