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compact bug / unwanted behaviour

Veeam Logoby hyvokar » Mon Sep 19, 2016 1:07 pm

Hi!

On weekend I noticed that I'm running out of disk space on my VBR server, so I decided to disable "defragment and compact" full backup file.
The backup job had already started, so this had no effect. The compact failed as expected.

However, the setting seems not taking effect until the compact has been successfully run, since it tries compacting the backup file every time after backup now.

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Re: compact bug / unwanted behaviour

Veeam Logoby PTide » Mon Sep 19, 2016 3:05 pm

Hi,

What is your compact schedule, is it daily or you left it default?

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Re: compact bug / unwanted behaviour

Veeam Logoby hyvokar » Mon Sep 19, 2016 5:32 pm

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Re: compact bug / unwanted behaviour

Veeam Logoby PTide » Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:05 am

Please try to clone the job and map the clone the existing backup chain. After that start the cloned one and see if it will attempt to run compact.

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Re: compact bug / unwanted behaviour

Veeam Logoby hyvokar » Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:06 pm

Hi!

Already deleted 2 weeks of backups and got enough free space for compact
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Re: compact bug / unwanted behaviour

Veeam Logoby foggy » Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:12 pm

hyvokar wrote:However, the setting seems not taking effect until the compact has been successfully run, since it tries compacting the backup file every time after backup now.

Anyway, this behavior is not expected, compact shouldn't be triggered if the check box is not enabled at the time the job starts.
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Re: compact bug / unwanted behaviour

Veeam Logoby hyvokar » Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:56 am

PTide wrote:Please try to clone the job and map the clone the existing backup chain. After that start the cloned one and see if it will attempt to run compact.


Thanks, i'll try that. The compact job has gone mad. It now tries to compact again, even when I ran the full compact yesterday.
If i start using scale out repositories, can compact job span to a new repository?
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Re: compact bug / unwanted behaviour

Veeam Logoby hyvokar » Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:47 am

PTide wrote:Please try to clone the job and map the clone the existing backup chain. After that start the cloned one and see if it will attempt to run compact.

This worked, thanks! Now i just have to setup surebackup and tape backups again..
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Re: compact bug / unwanted behaviour

Veeam Logoby PTide » Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:14 am

Good! Please contact support team as the issue has to be investigated. If you have already done that please post the case ID.

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Re: compact bug / unwanted behaviour

Veeam Logoby hyvokar » Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:29 am

PTide wrote:Good! Please contact support team as the issue has to be investigated. If you have already done that please post the case ID.

Not sure if there's anything to investigate, since I deleted the original job already
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Re: compact bug / unwanted behaviour

Veeam Logoby PTide » Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:42 am

Even though you've deleted the job its logs should be still available.
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Re: compact bug / unwanted behaviour

Veeam Logoby crackocain » Sun Sep 25, 2016 10:11 pm

Hi

I've experienced this bug too. I'm enable this option then disabled. Backup job always compacting every backup window
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Re: compact bug / unwanted behaviour

Veeam Logoby PTide » Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:01 am

Hi,

Same thing here - please contact support team so they can confirm the bug.

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Re: compact bug / unwanted behaviour

Veeam Logoby JoshuaPostSAMC » Fri Oct 07, 2016 12:58 pm

I had enabled Compact on all of my jobs with varying schedules so only one job would be compacting per day, and the next time the backups ran, all of the compacted and caused major issues. So I disabled Compact on all of them and have been enabling it one at a time, but I still had 4 jobs trying to compact today although their schedule is set for 2+ weeks out from now.
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Re: compact bug / unwanted behaviour

Veeam Logoby PTide » Fri Oct 07, 2016 1:06 pm

Hi,

That's a bug. Please contact support team directly so they can confirm it and post your case ID here. To overcome the issue please use the suggested workaround.

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