DPM Storage Cleanip - Free Space

Noor El-Nammar 1 Reputation point

I have DPM backup storage on a volume under the HCI cluster, the backup size has been growing in a crazy way during the last week and the disk is full, what's the best practice to clean up the disk and free space?

I can no more extend the disk size, the volume created 4 TB and it's full.

additionally, the backup volume is replicated to a volume in DR - HCI as well, the disk is full and the log disk as well.

any recommendation on how to free space in the data disk and log disk?


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Windows Server: A family of Microsoft server operating systems that support enterprise-level management, data storage, applications, and communications.Backup: A duplicate copy of a program, a disk, or data, made either for archiving purposes or for safeguarding valuable files from loss should the active copy be damaged or destroyed.
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  1. Xu Gu (Shanghai Wicresoft Co,.Ltd.) 501 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi NoorEINammar,

    1. Clean up the log:
      Open the Event Viewer, where various log files are placed, select the log file you want to delete, and click "Clear Log" on the right;
    2. Clean up the disk:
      (1) Transfer Windows index files: Control Panel--Index Options--Advanced--Index Settings--Select a new location;
      (2) Turn off the sleep function: win+r and enter "cmd", run the command: powercfg -h off;
      (3) To clean up expired driver files, you can use related tools to clean up;
      (4) In addition, you can turn on the "Storage Sense" function to automatically clean up junk files on a regular basis.
    3. In addition, here is a link related to cleaning up DPM storage, I hope it can help you:

    Best Regards,
    Xu Gu

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