Feature request - Disable size warnings for certain disks

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Feature request - Disable size warnings for certain disks

Veeam Logoby MisterV » Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:10 pm 1 person likes this post

My laptop has a recovery partition which is about 95% full but not actively used. Since I do a backup my entire laptop, I get a warning this disk is almost out of free space and the system tray icon shows the same warning. An option to disable this warning for this partition would be nice. That way I will notice warnings that are really important.
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Re: Feature request - Disable size warnings for certain disk

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Wed Dec 10, 2014 7:46 pm 1 person likes this post

Makes sense, thank you.
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Re: Feature request - Disable size warnings for certain disk

Veeam Logoby Pudong » Mon May 02, 2016 11:44 am

Hi
Same problem here with a recovery partition.
Is there a workaround?

Thx
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Re: Feature request - Disable size warnings for certain disk

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Mon May 02, 2016 3:48 pm

Yes, try to apply the registry key from this post > Message "Disk Recovery is running low on free space"
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Re: Feature request - Disable size warnings for certain disk

Veeam Logoby WRS2200 » Mon May 02, 2016 4:40 pm

Thank you for this post!! I've had the same problem. This will help.
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Re: Feature request - Disable size warnings for certain disk

Veeam Logoby Pudong » Fri May 13, 2016 11:52 am 1 person likes this post

Thank you Vitaliy

Reg Key works:
1. Go to 'HKLM\SOFTWARE\Veeam\Veeam Endpoint Backup
2. Create the following registry entry:

Type: DWORD
Name: DisableVolumeFreeSpaceCheckWarning
Value: 1

3. Restart the Veeam Endpoint Backup service.
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Re: Feature request - Disable size warnings for certain disk

Veeam Logoby ftcnet » Fri May 13, 2016 7:21 pm

YES! .. this is an essential feature/config setting. Many PC's come with a nearly full factory restore partition.
There should be an check box option in the VEB Settings to [ ] DisableVolumeFreeSpaceCheckWarning
Ideally, it would list local volumes and allow selecting which volumes DisableVolumeFreeSpaceCheckWarning should apply to.
Users have been commenting that the free space Warning is annoying. The registry hack is satisfactory (for now) to get VEB to report 'successful backup'.
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Re: Feature request - Disable size warnings for certain disk

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Mon May 16, 2016 5:13 pm

Users have been commenting that the free space Warning is annoying.

While I agree that this warning might be annoying, I completely disagree that it’s useless. If you volume has no free space – you may end up without successful backups (snapshot creation may simply fail).
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Re: Feature request - Disable size warnings for certain disk

Veeam Logoby ftcnet » Tue May 17, 2016 3:07 am 1 person likes this post

The size warning is quite helpful, but just not for factory recovery volumes that are by design nearly always full and unlikely to change.
There was a suggestion from Veeam support (case 01734402) to remove the drive letter associated with the factory recovery volume, but that doesn't work. We get size warnings whether a drive letter is assigned or not. Something like this would work well for our customer base...

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Re: Feature request - Disable size warnings for certain disk

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Tue May 17, 2016 9:04 pm

Bernard,

Thanks a lot - we will discuss your idea with the team. Meanwhile, can you clarify what volumes generated this warning after mount point was deleted?
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Re: Feature request - Disable size warnings for certain disk

Veeam Logoby LukeAd » Wed May 18, 2016 2:18 pm

I would like to add my vote to this request...having the capability through the UI to disable the warning for recovery partitions would be a huge benefit.
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Re: Feature request - Disable size warnings for certain disk

Veeam Logoby LukeAd » Wed May 18, 2016 3:16 pm

Actually after my last post and re-reading this thread, I'm not sure I completely understand how this is supposed to work...

A couple of posts up, Dima asked, "what volumes generated this warning after mount point was deleted?"

Is this low-space warning only supposed to be issued for partitions that are associated with a drive letter? And if so, is there a way to delete the drive letter (while preserving the underlying partition) to prevent the warning from occurring?
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Re: Feature request - Disable size warnings for certain disk

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Thu May 19, 2016 2:10 pm 1 person likes this post

Luke,

VEB automatically excludes unmounted partitions from ‘free disk space check’ in the backup job, assuming they are OEM, Recovery etc. If such volume has a mount point (i.e. drive letter assigned), you will get a warning notification.
And if so, is there a way to delete the drive letter (while preserving the underlying partition) to prevent the warning from occurring?

Check MS KB Assign, change, or remove a drive letter. Please,, keep in mind the warning below

Be careful when making drive-letter assignments because many MS-DOS and Windows programs make references to a specific drive letter. For example, the path environment variable shows specific drive letters in conjunction with program names.
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Re: Feature request - Disable size warnings for certain disk

Veeam Logoby LukeAd » Thu May 19, 2016 3:05 pm

Thanks for the info!
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Re: Feature request - Disable size warnings for certain disk

Veeam Logoby ftcnet » Fri May 20, 2016 9:31 am

"... can you clarify what volumes generated this warning after mount point was deleted?"

In Win7Pro, used Computer, Manage, Disk, Change Drive Letter, Remove to remove the assigned drive letter (typically Q:) for the HP or Lenovo recovery partition.
VEB still reports size warning for each backup run. "Disk Lenovo_Recovery is running low on free space" or "Disk HP_RECOVERY is running low on free space".
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