Thursday, May 03, 2012 3:44 PMI'm really needing to find a script that works for viewing recovery points and the ability to delete them also. I have backups failing due to no space and it is not deleting the expired ones to make room for new ones. Please assist as I have found nothing that works yet on the Internet.
Sunday, May 13, 2012 8:21 PMModerator
Have you tried running the PruneShadowCopies.ps1 script? There is a Show-PruneShadowCopies.ps1 also that will show you what Show-PruneShadowCopies.ps1 would be removing. Here are two links with more info on this.
Hope this helps.
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- Edited by BuchatechMVP, Moderator Sunday, May 13, 2012 8:22 PM
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 10:13 AM
I wrote some code a while back to help give me an overview of how much space was being used in DPM .. http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/ff6a458f-9386-464c-876d-5d34ad541197 the code's a little tired and I'd like to rework it but it might help you. It should give you a csv you can pull into Excel for analysis.
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Monday, June 04, 2012 1:01 PM
I have a quastion for you. How do You deleted or decreased allocated space for "ShadowCopyAreaSize" and "ShadowCopyUsedSpace" in dpm 2010?
I have used Your script to find unused space (http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/ef6fcd50-d280-473b-a348-149d1cc77860).
I have found a lots of disk space associated to "Shadow Copy Area Size" and "Shadow Copy Used Space" and i don't know how to release it.
Could You please advice in this case?
P.S. Sorry for my english.
Monday, June 11, 2012 11:42 AM
A large amount of Shadow Space might be due to a lot of data churn, or perhaps you had a lot of data but now to don’t. It really depends on what’s being backed up, how much data changes and how often it is backed up.
You cannot shrink a replica volume so the only way to get that space back is to remove it from the disk array and add it back again but making sure it’s correctly sized.