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Re: Guest File System Indexing

Veeam Logoby foggy » Sun Sep 27, 2015 9:23 pm

Yes, you can delete unneeded folders.
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Re: Guest File System Indexing

Veeam Logoby howartp » Mon Sep 28, 2015 6:02 am

I don't have any of the issues in this thread, but I've read it with interest having seen it in Gostev's digest.

The Veeam reps have merged several questions about the folder getting big, and answer keeps being given 'just delete them'.

If that's the case, shouldn't there be an additional option (checkbox?) alongside the retention period to only retain index logs of jobs still on disk, and/or still having the index option enabled for a job - if the job no longer has indexing enabled, and the retention period has expired, the logs should be removed, which it appears isn't happening from the questions on this thread?

Just a suggestion for Veeam to consider.
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Re: Guest File System Indexing

Veeam Logoby foggy » Mon Sep 28, 2015 12:36 pm

Actually, by default indices are stored only for backups residing on disk (in the Standard version) and all backups within the specified index retention (for higher editions). Most of the questions in this thread were asked by users who just wanted to clean up these data for various reasons, hence the 'just delete them' advise.
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Re: Guest File System Indexing

Veeam Logoby DeadEyedJacks » Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:07 pm

Question:
In an environment with Enterprise Plus and Backup Enterprise Manager server;
If you disable guest file indexing for a job how quickly will VBR and BEM instances clean up the indexes which are no longer required?
Or does the system leave these old indexes forever and require manual clean-up?
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Re: Guest File System Indexing

Veeam Logoby foggy » Tue Apr 26, 2016 3:55 pm

Index data will be subjected to retention mentioned in my previous post.
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