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Delete VMs from historic BCJ to recover diskspace?

Post by graycj » Oct 05, 2017 1:19 pm


I've got a historic BCJ chain in our repository which has a mixture of VMs in with different retention policies (some we want to keep for 3 months, others for 2 years etc). The BCJ no longer exists, just the vbks in the repository.

The whole chain of vbks takes up about 10TB of disks space. Is there any way to delete the VMs from it which we no longer need and thus reduce the size of the vbk files?

The BCJ has 10 vms in total but only about half we need to keep for two years, and I could do with recovering some of the diskspace they are taking up.

Thanks for your help.

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Re: Delete VMs from historic BCJ to recover diskspace?

Post by v.Eremin » Oct 05, 2017 3:06 pm

You can restore and re-backup only needed VMs, dismissing previous files altogether. I cannot think of any other options. Thanks.

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