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Shrink vbk after deletion of files and folders

Post by Elefanten » Apr 10, 2018 11:59 am

Hi !

We are using Veeam 9.5 and currently are backing up a fileserver (Win2k12) with 1,1TB data on using Reverse incremental.
The size of the vbk file was earlier 600GB but is now is currently 800GB.
We have deleted 200GB of data inside the VM that was no longer needed so how can I now shrink the .vdk file so it again can fit to our current Tape (LTO4) ?

The disk on the Veeam backup server is in total 1,3TB.

Yes we are planning to do an upgrade of the backup server but it is not possible at the moment.

BR
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Re: Shrink vbk after deletion of files and folders

Post by Elefanten » Apr 10, 2018 12:37 pm

I posted this on wrong place, please move it to Veeam Backup and & Replication.

Thanks in advance

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Re: Shrink vbk after deletion of files and folders

Post by haslund » Apr 10, 2018 6:12 pm

Make sure you have https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backu ... locks.html enabled, then run an active full. The new active full will not contain any of the deleted files/folders (blocks). If you don't have capacity to hold the existing + new active full backup, you could essentially delete the current backups and then immediately perform an active full backup - just make sure you understand you are exposing yourself to a risk.
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Re: Shrink vbk after deletion of files and folders

Post by Elefanten » Apr 11, 2018 11:21 am 1 person likes this post

Thanks solved.

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