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SEPM 12.1 Inetpub\Content

Created: 12 Dec 2012 | 7 comments

I am seeing the InetPub/Content folder climb to over 20GB.  Is this normal given my configuration?  (Below)

I have reviewed http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH104845

I am running Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager 12.1.1101.401 (RU1 MP1).  My database is stored on an external SQL Servers.  This is a multi-site/multi-SEPM environment.  Presently two sites (expected to grow to at least 3, possibly more) and two SEPM's per site.  This configuration is servicing a multi-domain international company.

My site live update settings are configured to retain 30 content revisions.  I have about 3200 clients on the SEPM today, but that is expected to grow to about 18,000 when I am finished with the rollout to all of my clients. I am storing content unzipped to provide better network performance for upgrades.  I am downloading content daily for Windows 32-bit and Windows 64-bit platforms, and I am selecting product updates and signatures for client updates, virus and spyware definitions, SONAR heuristic signatures, TruScan proactive threat scan commercial applications list, intrustion prevention signatures, submission control signatures and reputation signatures.  All content is downloaded in English only.

Some clients obtain virus definitions directly from the SEPM, but most will obtain them from GUPs.  A typical GUP configuration in my environment consists of a Windows 2008 Server or Windows 7 Professional system and is configured for a maximum cache size of 3GB and will delete content updates if unused at 30 days.

My questions are...

  1. Under normal operating conditions, how much data should I expect to see in the InetPub/Content folder with the above listed configuration?
  2. Is it safe to manually delete some or all of this data to free up space (particuarly when the disk is full) or is there a cleanup utility to assist with this?
  3. If I lower the number of content revisions, but set my GUPs to retain 30 days worth of revisions, will that mitigate the SEPM disk space issue?

Thank you for your assistance.

Dave Wright

 

 

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Rafeeq's picture

Yes.

the more you store the more is the disc space

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/s...

under the liveupdate setting in the SEPM you need to select only what you have installed

downloading all the bits for liveupdate from internet will cause the disk space high.

 

SEPM has large number of files in the \SEPM\Inetpub\content folder

 

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?pag...

 

.Brian's picture

1. For 30 content revisions, that is about the right size.

2. I would let the SEPM do the cleanup. It will automatically remove old content.

3. Yes, you can just make sure you have space free on your GUPs

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Wright1968's picture

How much space should I expect to utilize for each content revision?  Is there any published documentation or guidance on this?

Wright1968's picture

Wait...  I think I may have found what I needed.

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH92225&locale=en_US

This document lists a pretty good formula to assist me.  It was linked to another of the document links Rafeeq posted.  Thanks so much for your help.

 

.Brian's picture

This will also help

https://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?pa...

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Ashish-Sharma's picture

HI,

Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager installation folder is taking a lot of space

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH165320

Disk Space Management procedures for the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH96214

 

Also check this thread

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/large-size

Thanks In Advance

Ashish Sharma

 

 

Mithun Sanghavi's picture

Hello,

Here are the Answers...

Under normal operating conditions, how much data should I expect to see in the InetPub/Content folder with the above listed configuration?

I depends on the number of content revisions are maintained by the SEPM.

Is it safe to manually delete some or all of this data to free up space (particuarly when the disk is full) or is there a cleanup utility to assist with this?

I would not recommend you deleting the files manually.

If I lower the number of content revisions, but set my GUPs to retain 30 days worth of revisions, will that mitigate the SEPM disk space issue?

Yes.

 

Check these Articles:

Disk Space Management procedures for the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH96214

Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager installation folder is taking a lot of space using version 12.1

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH165320

Issue Related to Low disk space.

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

Also, check this Thread:

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/sepmanager-121-and-huge-inetpubcontent-folder

Hope that helps!!

Mithun Sanghavi
Senior Consultant
MIM | MCSA | MCTS | STS | SSE | SSE+ | ITIL v3

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