HDD free space management...

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HDD free space management...

Veeam Logoby folerx » Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:05 pm

What VEB do when backup target is out of space? Can VEB delete oldest incr backups to free up some space?
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Re: HDD free space management...

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:34 pm

The backup job fails, thus we have a built in notifications to let you know when your repository is running out of space.
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Re: HDD free space management...

Veeam Logoby folerx » Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:36 pm

ok, so for now veb is not set it and forget it? how to delete some old incr backups but wont loose backup chain?
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Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:43 pm

Daniel,

You can decrease retention in backup job settings and run a backup – old restore points are going to be merged into full backup.
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Re: HDD free space management...

Veeam Logoby folerx » Fri Jul 15, 2016 11:43 am

This is bad...User(s) can consume space on this another disk and cannot non-stop check if there is space or not.
Feature request can be: if repository free space is bellow some amount Gb/% delete old incr backups to free up space up to 100,200,500gb, or in %... :wink:
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Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Fri Jul 15, 2016 12:54 pm

Daniel, thanks for the feedback! If you set a desired retention policy, then deleting the oldest restore point (due to lack of free space) will automatically make you out of compliance and you will not be able to restore from that day (if needed)?

BTW, what's your destination target for the VEB job?
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