How to clean up disk space in DPM RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi All,

    I have 1 DPM with 2Tb but now no space at all can we do clean up instead of expanding the disk space ?



    Monday, November 16, 2020 3:00 AM

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  • Hi,

    Whenever a data source is removed from protection and the replica is deleted ("delete replica on disk"), DPM will delete the replica and recovery point volumes and return all that disk space to the DPM Storage pool.

    Once the replica and recovery point volumes are deleted as a result of stopping protection that disk space will be returned to the DPM storage pool and can be used for extending current volumes or for new protection. 

    If you chose the option to "delete replica on disk" for a co-located data source that will only delete that data sources data on that replica. The free space will only show on the replica volume. Replica free space cannot be returned to the DPM Storage pool. The space on the recovery point volume will not decrease until the shadow copies that contain recovery points for that data source are deleted based on the retention range of the protection group.

    If you cannot delete any data sources, your only option is to extend the disk(s) for the DPM storage pool.

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    Monday, November 16, 2020 7:49 AM