8. května 2012 6:22Windows 2008 R2, configured baremetal backup & scheduled to occur daily. I have allocated dedicated 2TB for the bare metal. Currently it has got 64 backup copies & i have got only 100GB free space available , I need to know is there any way to delete the old copies or to set the retention of 30days backup copies / what will happen if the disk is full?
8. května 2012 6:34Moderátor
Windows Server 2008 R2 does not support to restrict the number of versions on a backup target. We are considering this for the next release. However, If you want to delete the system state backup, you may use "wbadmin delete systemstatebackup" in command line.
Windows Server Backup does not support backup deletion of other kinds. However, there is a work around if you really need to delete backups on a target. You can delete the shadow copies where the backup exists. You can get the shadow copy Id for a backup using the command "wbadmin get versions -backuptarget:<TargetDrive>". This command will list all the backups on the given target with their shadow copy IDs. If you delete all consecutive shadow copies starting from the oldest shadow copy, you can get some space.
I would suggest you to go through this link to make your decision.
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8. května 2012 6:42
Except for System State backup, you cannot control the backup version retention of Bare Metal recovery backup option. In Windows Server 2008/2008 R2's Windows Server Backup feature, after you configure a disk for a scheduled backup, Windows Server Backup automatically manages the disk usage—you do not need to be concerned about running out of disk space after repeated backups. Windows Server Backup will automatically reuse the space occupied by older backups (called diff area) when creating new backups. For more information see the following article:
Also, may the following thread helps you:
Note: As mentioned in the above link, in rare conditions you may run out of disk space.
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