Backup repository is getting low on free disk space (563,9 G

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Backup repository is getting low on free disk space (563,9 G

Veeam Logoby t.gebler » Thu Jul 09, 2015 6:59 am

Case ID 00964468

We backup a Win7 Computer to a Veeam V8 2030 Build Repository Server.

The Server sends Warning with low Disk space, it ignores the global setting with 3% and 10GB. I guess its a bug and our customer sends in a ticket to us each day :cry:
Backup repository is getting low on free disk space (563,9 GB free of 9,0 TB).
Veeam Endpoint Backup 1.0.0.1954

Besides that, works awesome!
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Re: Backup repository is getting low on free disk space (563

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:44 am

Do you see the same behavior for all other backup repositories where VMs are stored or just Endpoint backups repositories?
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Re: Backup repository is getting low on free disk space (563

Veeam Logoby t.gebler » Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:02 am

Just Endpoint, the other Jobs don't Complain about low diskspace anymore since we adjusted the global parameters
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Re: Backup repository is getting low on free disk space (563

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Fri Jul 10, 2015 8:34 am

Tobias,
Thanks for the heads up – I’ll ask QA team to check the logs you’ve sent.
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Re: Backup repository is getting low on free disk space (563

Veeam Logoby TroyResources » Mon Jul 13, 2015 1:03 am

Hi, this morning all head office users (10 staff members) with end points reported low disk space warning.
As the original poster we too backup a Windows 7 64bit desktops/laptops to a Veeam Repository (QNAP)
13/07/2015 8:46:16 AM :: Backup repository is getting low on free disk space (566.9 GB free of 6.0 TB).

Only seeing this for end points.

No submitted a job ticket as yet.
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Re: Backup repository is getting low on free disk space (563

Veeam Logoby t.gebler » Mon Jul 13, 2015 6:11 am 1 person likes this post

This Worked for me, I guess you could push the regestry key through a GPO to your clients.

Create new DWORD values at client machine is a "HKLM\Software\Veeam\Veeam Endpoint Backup\" key BackupRepositoryFreeSpaceThresholdPercent
Set it to amount of space you want to give low space warning, in percents.
Default value is 10.
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Re: Backup repository is getting low on free disk space (563

Veeam Logoby TroyResources » Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:33 am

Thanks Tobias, work around for sure. Clunky workaround as we know it should read the repository settings and not be looking locally if the backup is not going there.
But workaround never the less.

Interesting that settings not even present in GUI, however early days.

Once again vielen dank!
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Re: Backup repository is getting low on free disk space (563

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Mon Jul 13, 2015 1:44 pm

Glad you are up and running. I see what I can do in regards to this annoying notification. Might be a good idea to disable it completely once the backup is set to VBR repository. Thanks guys!
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Re: Backup repository is getting low on free disk space (563

Veeam Logoby TroyResources » Tue Jul 14, 2015 1:00 am

@Dima, with all due respect disabling notifications defeats the purpose of user being informed of other errors.

The end point is not respecting the repository setting and by the registry setting this is not documented, tut tut!
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Re: Backup repository is getting low on free disk space (563

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Tue Jul 14, 2015 12:00 pm

I am thinking that when backing up to the VBR repository all the management should happen at the VBR side, while real end user may know nothing about Endpoint being installed on his machine. Does it make sense or regular documented setting on the Endpoint side is more welcome?
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Re: Backup repository is getting low on free disk space (563

Veeam Logoby TroyResources » Wed Jul 15, 2015 1:11 am 1 person likes this post

@Dima, Yes totally agree the smarts should be at VBR side. Since as you said end point user in this case does not know nor care where the data is being backed up to in most scenarios.

Reason I think this is an issue is the product primarily backs up to locally attached storage thus warning make sense, since this is first public iteration of the product then these speed bumps start to show up.
Hence it works in Veeam favor to have such a public forum to gleam real life scenarios to make a better product.

Thanks.
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Re: Backup repository is getting low on free disk space (563

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Wed Jul 15, 2015 4:46 pm

Understood, thank you!
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Re: Backup repository is getting low on free disk space (563

Veeam Logoby sepj12927 » Fri Aug 14, 2015 6:06 am

Hi,

I too have this issue.

My 2 cents: make the warning a bit more intelligent, I backup to a CIFS file share that is 72 TB with 5 TB free space. This make event 1% enough for my backups to succeed.

I suggest that the free space check should use actual size as well. Maybe give a warning when there is less than twice the size of the last 2-3 backups.

/Per
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Re: Backup repository is getting low on free disk space (563

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Fri Aug 14, 2015 3:26 pm

I suggest that the free space check should use actual size as well. Maybe give a warning when there is less than twice the size of the last 2-3 backups.

It’s hard to predict the change rate for every particular user: one may use computer for web browsing only, while another can copy and paste lots of photos…
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Re: Backup repository is getting low on free disk space (563

Veeam Logoby hoFFy » Tue Dec 15, 2015 2:06 pm

Will this be changed in one of the next versions?
The user should be able to decide wether to be warned when free disk space is under a certain value in GB, or if disk space is under x%

Personally I think the only useful setting would be to set a value in GB
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