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My Sharepoint WSS 3.0 box is running into various issues and I notice it has less that 3GB free HDD space.

what is the recommended amount for a sharepoint server to keep free and available?

This is a virtual system so I can easily assign more memory if required.

thanks, Pierce

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As you can see here, the minimum is 3GB and recomended is 3GB + any space that you need for you database storage.

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The database is on a separate box. This is the Minimum to deploy, what would you recommend for a running box? – Pierce Feb 7 '11 at 16:39
From my experience, 2-3 GB is OK and I've never had problems with such amount of free space. I think you should look somewhere else to find a reason of your issues (what are they?) – EvgK Feb 7 '11 at 17:17
Are you running Search Server Express for serving up search results or are you running with the native WSS Search? – SQL3D Feb 7 '11 at 20:23
Ill create a few separate Questions for the main issues I'm experiencing rather than clogging this question. thanks all! – Pierce Feb 8 '11 at 13:25

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