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How much disk space is required for the backup files created with the BizTalk Backup Job? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    As you know the Backup BizTalk Server job does not delete outdated backup files, so you need to manually manage those backup files to conserve disk space.
    Currently, we are setting up a CommVault file agent job to copy the BizTalk disk backup files to tape and then delete these disk files. However that process runs once per day.

    In order to avoid any disk space issues on the backup computer, I would to know how much disk space is required in the hard drive for the backup files.
    Do you have any advices to determine that?

    Thanks in advance,
    Regards

    Tuesday, February 8, 2011 3:38 PM

Answers

  • Backup file sizes will differ for each BizTalk implementation as the database size is largely down to how many messages get processed, how much is tracked, and any other custom data you're storing.  This will never be the same between different BizTalk users.

    In a stable environment where your messaging load is predictable on any given day, you can expect your incremental backups to be consistent day-to-day.  And providing you have setup pruning and archiving jobs correctly your full backups should be fairly consistent too.

    Wednesday, February 9, 2011 1:22 PM
  • I think how much disk space is required depends on your production environment, and you can calculate the result based on the bak file sizes generated everyday, and how long you are going to keep the history.

    Please be noted: Biztalk does not delete the backup files automatically, even it deletes the backup history in table. You can follow the thread to do that mannually.

    BTW: in BizTalk 2010, there is a new step in backup job to choose if compress the bak file or not. That may also impact the disk space requirement significantly.

    Wednesday, February 9, 2011 1:23 PM

All replies

  • Backup file sizes will differ for each BizTalk implementation as the database size is largely down to how many messages get processed, how much is tracked, and any other custom data you're storing.  This will never be the same between different BizTalk users.

    In a stable environment where your messaging load is predictable on any given day, you can expect your incremental backups to be consistent day-to-day.  And providing you have setup pruning and archiving jobs correctly your full backups should be fairly consistent too.

    Wednesday, February 9, 2011 1:22 PM
  • I think how much disk space is required depends on your production environment, and you can calculate the result based on the bak file sizes generated everyday, and how long you are going to keep the history.

    Please be noted: Biztalk does not delete the backup files automatically, even it deletes the backup history in table. You can follow the thread to do that mannually.

    BTW: in BizTalk 2010, there is a new step in backup job to choose if compress the bak file or not. That may also impact the disk space requirement significantly.

    Wednesday, February 9, 2011 1:23 PM