the folder you're looking at contains all the server software too. How about if you just look at the dataengine folder within tabsvc? then do the sizes mesh up?
You installed Tableau Server on E drive so data are stored in E Drive, not C drive. From http://kb.tableau.com/articles/knowledgebase/tableau-server-application-data-location
- If you are running a newer version of the Windows OS such as the 64-bit version of Server 2008, the location of the Data folder depends on where you installed Tableau Server. If you installed Tableau Server in the default location, the C:\ drive, Tableau Server then stores all application data in the Windows ProgramData directory. If you installed Tableau Server to a drive other than the default drive, such as the D:\ drive, the Data folder is created in the Tableau Server installation folder on the D:\ drive. For example, the Data folder may be located in the D:\Tableau\Tableau Server directory.
There is actually almost 16 GB in that folder, which is still good to know, but I would like to know why I keep accumulating these temp files on my C drive.
There are still temporary data files kept in my C:\ProgramData\Tableau folder. I did a little more research and it looks like this may be because at one point I had Tableau Server installed on my C drive, but have subsequently been installing the upgrades on my E drive. I found this article http://kb.tableau.com/articles/knowledgebase/tableau-server-application-data-location?lang=en-us but it looks to be a little old.
Does anyone else seem to have this problem and will the knowledge base article alleviate this?
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I would recommend backing up your Tableau Server and then uninstalling everything that is Tableau. Next, delete all folders that deal with Tableau, just don't delete your Server backup file (I'd recommend saving the backup in another location that has nothing to do with your current server, like a network shared drive). Once your server is free of everything that is Tableau then you can install Desktop and then Server where you want them. Restore your Server with your backup.
This way you start with a clean, fresh slate and you know everything will be in its proper place.
Thanks Toby! That seems to be what the KB article said too so it's nice to get some confirmation. I just had IT up my storage on the C drive so I am going to wait until my next upgrade (or next storage crisis haha) to do this.
Back in Version 7 I had a some problems because Server was originally saved to the C: drive and later it went to the D: drive (as its permanent home). Tableau Support said to blow everything Tableau away and re-install. This solved our issues and have been smilin' ever since