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Manual Cleaning of Target Repository

Post by AdrianHinton » Aug 05, 2014 5:53 am

Hi all,

If the need arises, what is the best way to manually clean your backup copy folders? Such as in the case of a corrupted increment or full and you re-map your job. How can you determine which files to be deleted?

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Re: Manual Cleaning of Target Repository

Post by veremin » Aug 05, 2014 8:12 am

AdrianHinton wrote:If the need arises, what is the best way to manually clean your backup copy folders?
Shorten retention policy and let it delete unnecessary backup data in automatic fashion.
AdrianHinton wrote:such as in the case of a corrupted increment or full and you re-map your job.
Can you elaborate on what you mean by corrupted increment? Are probably talking here about incomplete increments (ones that haven't been processed completely during sync interval)?

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Re: Manual Cleaning of Target Repository

Post by AdrianHinton » Aug 05, 2014 8:45 pm

I have had times where a copy job has failed and I have moved the data to a new directory, remapped the job and continued. I can see that there are some files not in use by the job and they look like candidates for manual removal.

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Re: Manual Cleaning of Target Repository

Post by foggy » Aug 05, 2014 9:16 pm

Everything prior to the latest full backup is not in use by the backup copy job and can be removed.

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Re: Manual Cleaning of Target Repository

Post by AdrianHinton » Aug 06, 2014 2:00 am

I've opened #00614219 because the backup job properties show 9 increments (8 when using Get-VBRRestorePoint) and on the repo there are 116 .vib's. I just need an official response before doing the cleaning.

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Re: Manual Cleaning of Target Repository

Post by veremin » Aug 06, 2014 8:11 am

Are they dependent on the latest full backup or they were created prior to it? In the latter case, you can simply delete them, as Foggy's pointed us. Thanks.

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