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Symantec Endpoint Protection Management Server

Created: 18 Sep 2012 | 3 comments

We have an issue of low free diskspace on C drive which we have Symantec Endpoint Server installed.

In order to improve this situation, we would like to move data (definition files) to D drive.

What will be the best (most efficient and effective) way to do this?

Is it possible to move only data and change the configuration within the server to point to the new data folder or we need to reinstall the whole program again?

Thank you in advance. 

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Ashish-Sharma's picture

If you are moving on same machine from C drive to D drive, you will not have to follow disaster recovery.

Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1: Best Practices for Disaster Recovery with the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH160736

It's not required to uninstall / reinstall SEP clients.

Or

Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager 12.1 database using a high amount of Hard drive space

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/symantec-endpoint-protection-manager-121-database-using-high-amount-hard-drive-space

High Disk Space is being consumed by C:\Program Files\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager\data\outbox\Importpackage

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/high-disk-space-being-consumed-cprogram-filessymantecsymantec-endpoint-protection-managerda

 Shrink the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager (SEPM) 12.1 embedded database

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH185177

Thanks In Advance

Ashish Sharma

greg12's picture

In the long run, the cleanest solution is to move the complete server on a larger partition or a new computer. See the disaster recovery link in Ashish's posting.

In order to improve this situation, we would like to move data (definition files) to D drive.

What will be the best (most efficient and effective) way to do this?

Unfortunately, there is no "official" way to move the definition files folder (Inetpub\content). You have to use Windows on-board tools such as junctions, symbolic links (if you are using Windows 2008) or mount points: 

How to use a new Drive or Partition to host the Symantec Endpoint Protection content directory without reinstalling

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH103808

HTH!