December 24, 2012

Shrink the SEPM 12.1 database

Filed under: Tips n Tricks — Rahul Patel @ 1:46 pm

I had an issue with SBS2008 C drive space, i have checked and found that SEP database size is nearly 3GB. I had then decided to reduce this database size ASAP. I had Google it found below solution from Symantec Web Site.

1. Backup your database.

Before running this tool, please backup the DB manually by stopping the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager service and copying the sem5.db and sem5.log from “..\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager\db\”  to another folder. You can copy them back and start the SEPM service and embedded database service to restore the previous SEPM status.

2. Copy this tool into the “Tools” folder of the SEP Manager.

Copy the file ShrinkEmbeddedDB.bat and ShrinkEmbeddedDB.jar to folder “..\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager\Tools\”.

3. Double click file ShrinkEmbeddedDB.bat or run it from a command window.

4. Follow the prompt of the tool to delete the sem5.db.bak and sem5.log.bak after shrinking the database successfully.

I have successfully reduced  the SEP database size. I have performed above step in SBS2008 Environment.

Source: http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH185177


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