Help clearing disk space

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Help clearing disk space

Veeam Logoby mveinot » Wed Mar 09, 2016 6:03 pm

I'm the new sysadmin at our company and I've started receiving disk space warnings from Veeam about the system it runs on. I've checked and a large amount of space is being taken up by files named like stored in c:\ProgramData\Veeam\Backup\Long_Term_Retention

What are these (log files and data?) And can they be safely removed?

Any help appreciated,
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Re: Help clearing disk space

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Thu Mar 10, 2016 9:27 am

Hello Mark and welcome to the community!
What is inside those .zip archives, what is their sizes?
If you are dealing with logs, you can remove them if you like to.
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Re: Help clearing disk space

Veeam Logoby lowlander » Fri Mar 11, 2016 3:47 pm

Hi Mark,

also look into the c:\windows\temp directory. Veeam uses this directory for temporary indexing data, that will be removed after a backup. I was told this location is hard coded, and for now can't be changed. When backup is failing, we saw some issues with veeam not cleaning up this c:\windows\temp folder.
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