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DELETE VBK FILES

Post by Fabrice » Jul 02, 2013 1:48 pm

My repository is FULL , i changed my number restore point 14 to 7.

how to purge old VBK to keep only the last.

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Re: DELETE VBK FILES

Post by foggy » Jul 02, 2013 2:00 pm

Fabrice, all unnecessary restore points (those failing out of the new retention policy) will be removed at the end of the next job run automatically. Do you have space for one more job run available?

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Re: DELETE VBK FILES

Post by Fabrice » Jul 02, 2013 2:04 pm

Thanks but there is enought space to start the job . The repository is full

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Re: DELETE VBK FILES

Post by veremin » Jul 02, 2013 2:05 pm

And what backup mode is being used? Forward or reversed incremental? Thanks.

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Re: DELETE VBK FILES

Post by foggy » Jul 02, 2013 2:08 pm

Fabrice wrote:Thanks but there is enought space to start the job . The repository is full
Then you can remove restore points manually, though they will still remain in the SQL configuration database as an available restore points (until flushed away by retention). If you are using reverse incremental backup mode, just delete the oldest vrb files by their modified date. For forward incrementals, you have to remove the oldest vbk along with all the corresponding vib files (so, possibly, the whole week of backups).

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Re: DELETE VBK FILES

Post by Fabrice » Jul 02, 2013 2:18 pm

i use Forward incremental backupo mode.

Have you a procedure to purge records of old restore point in the database ?

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Re: DELETE VBK FILES

Post by foggy » Jul 02, 2013 2:57 pm

They should be flushed away by retention automatically. Otherwise, you can ask support for assistance in cleaning up the DB.

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