Shrinking Volumes RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a largish database 900Gb and am having trouble with the recovery volume size. When setting up the protection I specify that I only want 10Gb for the recovery volume (DPM wanted 1.5TB). DPM ignores me here and thinks it knows best and set it at 1.5TB. When I try and shrink the volume I get a this message "Based on the expected data churn for the specified retention range, the recovery point volume cannot be shrunk further". This is a completely static database that doesnt change, is there anyway to get DPM to stop thinking it knows best and shrink the volume, otherwise its a huge amount of wasted space on the system.




    Monday, September 13, 2010 12:05 PM

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  • Hi Zak

    What recovery model does the database have? Full, Simple or Bulk-logged?

    If you stop the protection of the database and enable it you will be able to set the limits for the database, you can alwasy also use a custom volume. You can also use the PS command DatasourceDiskAllocation for tempering with your volumes.


    Robert Hedblom

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    Tuesday, September 14, 2010 9:36 AM
  • Are you still having this problem?


    What if you shrink the recovery point volume via DiskPart/Disk Management

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    Saturday, October 29, 2011 1:44 AM