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Win2k./Win2k3 server and memory/user.dmp files

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September 19, 2005 8:24:58 PM

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I have a couple of Win2000 servers and a couple of Win2003 servers. They've
been running solidly for quite some time. I have some older memory.dmp and
user.dmp files on the hard disk. I am not using them for debugging anything
and they are rather large so I would like to just delete them.

My hesitation is because of their location.

I have a memory.dmp in the systemroot directory which I would expect
because that is where I have it configured to go. This memory.dmp file is
many moons old and no longer useful. Any reason not to outright delete it??
Do I need to recreate an empty memory.dmp or will Win2k and 2k3 create it if
ever required again?

I also have a user.dmp file in a DrWatson directory. I think this is where
this one belongs as well and same as memory.dmp I should be able to delete
it. Am I on target?

Here's one that throws me off a little - this is on a win2k box. There is a
user.dmp file in c:\documents and settings\all users\documents\ then
drwatson. I'm not sure how this one got there but I was not expecting to
find it there.

I guess, is there any reason or need to keep memory.dmp or user.dmp files
regardless of their location if one is not using them from troubleshooting
anything? Regardless of where they are stored - any reason not to just
delete when finished with them?

thanks
Anonymous
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September 19, 2005 8:24:59 PM

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No problem. Go ahead a delete them.

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"Steve" wrote:
|I have a couple of Win2000 servers and a couple of Win2003 servers. They've
| been running solidly for quite some time. I have some older memory.dmp and
| user.dmp files on the hard disk. I am not using them for debugging
anything
| and they are rather large so I would like to just delete them.
|
| My hesitation is because of their location.
|
| I have a memory.dmp in the systemroot directory which I would expect
| because that is where I have it configured to go. This memory.dmp file is
| many moons old and no longer useful. Any reason not to outright delete
it??
| Do I need to recreate an empty memory.dmp or will Win2k and 2k3 create it
if
| ever required again?
|
| I also have a user.dmp file in a DrWatson directory. I think this is where
| this one belongs as well and same as memory.dmp I should be able to delete
| it. Am I on target?
|
| Here's one that throws me off a little - this is on a win2k box. There is
a
| user.dmp file in c:\documents and settings\all users\documents\ then
| drwatson. I'm not sure how this one got there but I was not expecting to
| find it there.
|
| I guess, is there any reason or need to keep memory.dmp or user.dmp files
| regardless of their location if one is not using them from troubleshooting
| anything? Regardless of where they are stored - any reason not to just
| delete when finished with them?
|
| thanks
|
|
!