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DPM 2016 not cleaning old backups RRS feed

  • Question

  • We are running DPM 2016 UR4. We are using disk storage with 2 volumes as legacy storage and 1 as Modern Storage. The problem I am seeing is that DPM is not pruning the old server backups. If I set a Protection Group for 10 day retention is doesn't seem to clean the backups after 10 days. If I go to Recover I see backups from months ago. Because of this DPM is using a huge amount of Storage. Any suggestions? 

    To add an update to this whenever I manually run pruneshadowcopiesdpm.ps1 is terminates unexpectedly.

    • Edited by LOSTCAUSE Thursday, March 15, 2018 5:43 PM
    Wednesday, March 14, 2018 2:00 PM

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  • Hi,

    please try to install the Refs fix on your DPM Server first, and than try to run pruneshadowcopie

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4077525

    If this is not working, take a look at the pruneshadowcopie log files in TEMP Dir under SCDPM Programm Folder.


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