SEPM Taking Over 30 GB Drive Space?
Had a Server Health report waiting on me this morning - no disk space on the D: drive. So I went looking for the culprit, and D:\Program Files (x86)\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager is taking almost 38 GB of drive space. The Inetput directory takes over 31 GB, and the Content folder takes about 30 GB. Under the Content folder are 22 folders named with those gawd-awful GUID names. Some of those are only a few MBs, most are around 650 MB, but two are over 13 GB!
The ContentInfo.txt file shows those folders to be the Win32 and Win64 virus definitions folders. Those folders have 21 folders each, with each one of those being about 650MB. They show 21 versions of AV definitions, which is what best practice recommended when we installed the SEPM. Each folder is storing a zip file of the full definitions, a folder with the full definitions, and several xdelta definitions. If I reduce the number of definitions, will that automatically remove the older folders?
There is also a Client Packages folder under Inetpub that is over 1GB, with what seems to be the similar content. There are 5 folders, each about 300MB with zipped up and delta files. Opening the full.zip file, I see that those are yet another copy of the SEP installer packages. Do we really need that many copies of the SEP installer packages. They are all over the SEPM directory.
The data\inbox has a log folder with almost 2GB. Under there is a log folder with 1.9 GB of log files. Almost all of the folders under that have a lot of .ERR files, some of which date back to 2010. The packets and traffic folders are the biggest offenders with over 1 GB of files dating back to 2010. These are all text files with a bunch of GUID-looking entries and some computer information. A .ERR extension indicates error messages to me, can I safely delete those? At least delete the ones from 12/2011 and older?
The data\replication folder is almost 4GB, and I don't have replication turned on. I only have one SEPM server. Can I delete that data.zip file? It is dated 10/31/2011.