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What is the quickest easiest, LEAST DANGEROUS way to reduce space on the SEPM server

Created: 25 Oct 2013 | 19 comments

I am down to 25GB on a 100GB server. I can a server health check notice from the SEPM complaining about resources and disk space.

Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager Real-time Summary Report

Report Time: 10/25/2013 04:04:36

This is a real-time summary of the health status of all sites and information on all servers on the local site.

Site Information

Site Name

Health Status




A server on the site had low memory, low disk space or was overloaded.

Server Information

Status Details

Server Name


Health Status


CPU Usage

Memory Usage

Free System Disk Space

Free Data Disk Space




Server is low on memory.


99% (99%)

26879 MB

26879 MB


Throughput Details on Last Heartbeat

Server Name


Policies Downloaded

Intrusion Prevention Downloaded

Learned Applications

Client Logs Received







Operating Systems:

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Brɨan's picture

Reduce content revisions and lower the number of logs being kept. You can also run db maintenance

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Chetan Savade's picture


Thank you for posting in Symantec community.

Refer this article:

Disk Space Management procedures for the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager

Changing the log settings to reduce the size of the database.

By reducing content revision and log settings you can save the disk space but content revision setting depends upon number of client and log settings are kept for the audit. So keep these points in mind before making any changes.

Chetan Savade
Sr.Technical Support Engineer, Endpoint Security
Enterprise Technical Support

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Rafeeq's picture

1) Reduce the number of content revision to no 3. Default is 30

2) Remove all previous packages like version 12.1.1 or .2.. from the packages section

Rafeeq's picture

It will slow as the DB will be doing the clean up activity.

You need to select the Localhost under the Local site. Then you will get the log settings options.

What mithun wrote was for 11.x I suppose.

The Conquistador's picture

Sorry, but I am lost here.

Do you have a CURRENT write up, this is not at all consistent with what I am seeing.

Rafeeq's picture

Thats the SEPM DB service.. been a long time, still the same? Any difference in the space? 

SameerU's picture


Have you configured the database Maintainence Wizard