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Unity and Rapid Deploy

After the setup of our MCS 7835 Unity server using the (Rapid Deploy) application we noticed that the drives were partitioned as follows C:4gigabytes and D:12,9 Gigabytes which left us with not enough drive space to install the Unity Software on the C: drive.What is the best solution to this problem.

After using the Platform Configuration Discs 1 and 2 is it normal that the C: drive has 3.25 Gigabytes used and 767 Megabytes free space?

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Re: Unity and Rapid Deploy

Indeed, 4GB is a small partition if everything is installed there. However, during the installation of Microsoft SQL, Microsoft Exchange (if used) and Cisco Unity it is possible to redirect the installation of these applications to other locations, such as the second partition. Since this is an MCS7835 (or 7837?) there is only one RAID volume to work with so there is no need (or ability) to also separately relocate databases and transaction logs. If Exchange is not installed on the server then it is not necessary to consider the size of the Exchange database at its greatest potential extent (given Codec choice and storage quote per user) for that second partition nor Exchange's <>'s need for drive space equaling 110% of the size of the largest database it would be executed against. It is most advisable to reserve that 4GB partition only for the operating system and the pagefile. For performance reasons, that virtual memory swap file <> should be set to at least 100% of the size of the amount of physical memory. Subsequently, that amount of disk space needs to be reserved in whichever location the pagefile is configured to be located. By Microsoft default, that would be in that "C:" active partition.

For more information see...

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/voice/c_unity/whitpapr/storage.htm

AND

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q183888

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Re: Unity and Rapid Deploy

I noticed that the Dell 1400 Platform config disk does this as well -- 4gig C: / 12.9 gig D:

I installed the EXC2k & SQL programs on the "D" partition - Should I install \CommServer on D as well, or is this directory pretty static in size?

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Re: Unity and Rapid Deploy

By default diagnostic/data logging and the UnityMTA directories go where you install Unity and you need to be careful with these.

The logging can get large if you let it (you can configure how many days of data are kept around in the SA). You can move the logging to another drive/directory in the Advanced Settings Tool - might be a good idea to move that to the D Drive if you install CommServer on C.

The UnityMTA is where we temporarily store voice mail messages if Exchange is down or our network connection to it is broken etc... normally there's not much here unless there's a problem and, say, Unity is running in "UMR Mode" for a few days, then stuff can pile up. Again, you can move this to a new directory/drive and it might be a good idea to move this to the D drive if you install Unity on C.

The one other item is the StreamFiles directory which holds all the greetings and voice names for subscribers and handlers in the system. This is under the install direcotry as well - typically the size is pretty managable and doesn't bloat suddenly on you.

Those are the big ones you need to worry about and the 4.0 install explicitly lets you select which drive the logging and MTA directories go to during installation, which is nice... that way you don't have to remember to go change it later. I think there's a white paper covering all this stuff coming out soon (probably with the 4.0 release).

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