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  • Question

  • We are receiving the below message every time Windows Server Backup runs:

    Message: The backup storage location is running low on free space. Future backup operations that store backups on this location may fail because of not enough space.

    Destination disk is quite a large disk and the backups aren´t growing very fast so I would like to change the warning threshold for amount of free space/percentage free for this alert. Is this possible in any way?

    Thanks for any suggestions ...

    Thursday, April 8, 2010 9:00 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    If the current backup directory occupies 60% of the backup target space (local HDD), this alert is given. It is given, as the recommended target size should be 1.5 times the backup source size, to maintain a reasonable number of backup versions and lowering the chances that the backup fails because of the disk getting full. Changing the warning threshold is not possible. If the backup source size is not expected to grow, then backups would continue to succeed, but the number of avaliable backup versions will be less.

    Thanks,

    Abhinav


    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights
    Friday, April 9, 2010 7:35 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    If the current backup directory occupies 60% of the backup target space (local HDD), this alert is given. It is given, as the recommended target size should be 1.5 times the backup source size, to maintain a reasonable number of backup versions and lowering the chances that the backup fails because of the disk getting full. Changing the warning threshold is not possible. If the backup source size is not expected to grow, then backups would continue to succeed, but the number of avaliable backup versions will be less.

    Thanks,

    Abhinav


    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights
    Friday, April 9, 2010 7:35 AM
  • Ok, thanks for your reply ...
    Monday, April 12, 2010 6:52 AM