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How to clear space in TFS Application server RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    Our TFS server disk space is running very low and I need to clear some space in application server.

    Is it safe to delete everything under folder "\%programfiles%\Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2010\Application Tier\Web Services\_tfs_data".

    If yes, do i need to stop all services using "Quiesce" service command and then clear the files under "_tfs_data"


    Thanks & regards, Sambit

    Tuesday, November 21, 2017 7:12 AM

Answers

  • Hi SaLiBra,

    Did you use TFS Server 2010?

    >>Is it safe to delete everything under folder "\%programfiles%\Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2010\Application Tier\Web Services\_tfs_data".

    Yes, it’s safety. You could see the section of “Clear the Data Cache on Servers” of this page.

    You need to stop TFS application server, then delete the content under folder of “_tfs_data”.

    In addition, as far as I know, server caching does not consume much disk space. So, I suggest you delete the agent work folder to save the disk space.

    Please use command line tool called TFS Workspaces Cleaner.

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    • Marked as answer by SaLiBra Monday, November 27, 2017 7:14 AM
    Wednesday, November 22, 2017 6:44 AM
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All replies

  • Hi SaLiBra,

    Did you use TFS Server 2010?

    >>Is it safe to delete everything under folder "\%programfiles%\Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2010\Application Tier\Web Services\_tfs_data".

    Yes, it’s safety. You could see the section of “Clear the Data Cache on Servers” of this page.

    You need to stop TFS application server, then delete the content under folder of “_tfs_data”.

    In addition, as far as I know, server caching does not consume much disk space. So, I suggest you delete the agent work folder to save the disk space.

    Please use command line tool called TFS Workspaces Cleaner.

    Regards

    MSDN Community Support
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    • Marked as answer by SaLiBra Monday, November 27, 2017 7:14 AM
    Wednesday, November 22, 2017 6:44 AM
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  • We are using TFS 2012.

    Thanks & regards, Sambit

    Wednesday, November 22, 2017 11:51 AM
  • Hi,

    Clear “Drive:\%programfiles%\Microsoft Team Foundation Server 11.0\Application Tier\Web Services\_tfs_data”

    Regards


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    • Proposed as answer by Kim CarlsenMVP Thursday, November 23, 2017 8:45 AM
    Thursday, November 23, 2017 7:40 AM
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  • Thanks Chen for your reply.

    I will be performing the activity on this weekend and will let you know if it works .


    Thanks & regards, Sambit

    Thursday, November 23, 2017 7:47 AM