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No space released on RP volume when deleting recovery points RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi all,

    I've deleted a couple of recovery points using powershell remove-recoverypoint command since the recovery point volume of my SharePoint farm protection group is full. The recovery points seemed to be deleted correctly, I cannot see them anymore in the DPM GUI and also not via powershell. I've also manually run pruneshadowcopiesDpm2010.ps1 just to be sure.

    However the space is not released on the RP volume. Prior to the deletion there was 135 GB allocated and 134 GB used and now it's still the same despite I deleted 4 recovery points, older and newer ones.

    How can I free up the space to get my backup back working?

    Friday, May 13, 2011 11:48 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    You will have to delete the oldest rp and work your way up. If you delete intermediary rp's they are removed from the dpm db, but volume shadow copy service maintains it silently because snapshots rely on each other in order to do restores.    Once you delete the oldest snapshots, VSS shoud release / delete the intermediate ones and you should then see the disk space free up.


    Regards, Mike J. [MSFT] This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Friday, May 13, 2011 2:18 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Hi,

    You will have to delete the oldest rp and work your way up. If you delete intermediary rp's they are removed from the dpm db, but volume shadow copy service maintains it silently because snapshots rely on each other in order to do restores.    Once you delete the oldest snapshots, VSS shoud release / delete the intermediate ones and you should then see the disk space free up.


    Regards, Mike J. [MSFT] This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Friday, May 13, 2011 2:18 PM
    Moderator
  • Thanks a lot, that did the trick!
    Friday, May 13, 2011 2:27 PM
  • This was not the behaviour I experienced.

    jspatton@L1132C-PC01 | 12:10:04 | 11-09-2011 | U:\Home\Desktop # 
    Get-RecoveryPoint -Datasource (Get-Datasource -ProtectionGroup (Get-ProtectionGroup -DPMServerName dpm)[1])[0]
    
    Name                                       Backup Time                                Datasource                        Location                                  
    ----                                       -----------                                ----------                        --------                                  
    J:\                                        9/24/2011 8:01:04 AM                       J:\ on computer people.cluster... Disk                                      
    J:\                                        9/24/2011 12:00:29 PM                      J:\ on computer people.cluster... Disk                                      
    J:\                                        9/24/2011 6:01:29 PM                       J:\ on computer people.cluster... Disk                                      
    J:\                                        9/25/2011 8:00:27 AM                       J:\ on computer people.cluster... Disk                                      
    J:\                                        9/25/2011 12:00:19 PM                      J:\ on computer people.cluster... Disk                                      
    J:\                                        9/25/2011 6:00:22 PM                       J:\ on computer people.cluster... Disk                                      
    J:\                                        9/26/2011 6:15:16 AM                       J:\ on computer people.cluster... Disk                                      
    J:\                                        9/26/2011 12:01:11 PM                      J:\ on computer people.cluster... Disk                                      
    J:\                                        9/26/2011 6:02:01 PM                       J:\ on computer people.cluster... Disk                                      
    J:\                                        9/27/2011 4:00:28 AM                       J:\ on computer people.cluster... Disk                                      
    
    
    
    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
    jspatton@L1132C-PC01 | 12:10:12 | 11-09-2011 | U:\Home\Desktop # 
    (Get-RecoveryPoint -Datasource (Get-Datasource -ProtectionGroup (Get-ProtectionGroup -DPMServerName dpm)[1])[0])[0]
    
    Name                                       Backup Time                                Datasource                        Location                                  
    ----                                       -----------                                ----------                        --------                                  
    J:\                                        9/24/2011 8:01:04 AM                       J:\ on computer people.cluster... Disk                                      
    
    
    
    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
    jspatton@L1132C-PC01 | 12:10:31 | 11-09-2011 | U:\Home\Desktop # 
    (Get-RecoveryPoint -Datasource (Get-Datasource -ProtectionGroup (Get-ProtectionGroup -DPMServerName dpm)[1])[0])[0] |Remove-RecoveryPoint -ForceDeletion
    
    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
    jspatton@L1132C-PC01 | 12:10:41 | 11-09-2011 | U:\Home\Desktop # 
    Get-RecoveryPoint -Datasource (Get-Datasource -ProtectionGroup (Get-ProtectionGroup -DPMServerName dpm)[1])[0]
    
    Name                                       Backup Time                                Datasource                        Location                                  
    ----                                       -----------                                ----------                        --------                                  
    J:\                                        9/24/2011 8:01:04 AM                       J:\ on computer people.cluster... Disk                                      
    J:\                                        9/24/2011 12:00:29 PM                      J:\ on computer people.cluster... Disk                                      
    J:\                                        9/24/2011 6:01:29 PM                       J:\ on computer people.cluster... Disk                                      
    J:\                                        9/25/2011 8:00:27 AM                       J:\ on computer people.cluster... Disk                                      
    J:\                                        9/25/2011 12:00:19 PM                      J:\ on computer people.cluster... Disk                                      
    J:\                                        9/25/2011 6:00:22 PM                       J:\ on computer people.cluster... Disk                                      
    J:\                                        9/26/2011 6:15:16 AM                       J:\ on computer people.cluster... Disk                                      
    J:\                                        9/26/2011 12:01:11 PM                      J:\ on computer people.cluster... Disk                                      
    J:\                                        9/26/2011 6:02:01 PM                       J:\ on computer people.cluster... Disk                                      
    J:\                                        9/27/2011 4:00:28 AM                       J:\ on computer people.cluster... Disk                                      
    

     


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    Wednesday, November 9, 2011 6:29 PM