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Barracuda Bsckup Server 690

Posted on 2016-10-14
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hi,
the disk on the backup server is 100 %  full. Is there files on there that i can delete that are like log files or files i dont really need right now?

thanks
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Nakul Vachhrajani earned 250 total points
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Depending on how further back in time your need to preserve your backups, you can theoretically move everything before the last known good full backup into a tape or another archived disk.

E.g. Assume that your last known good full backup was on Sunday, and that you have been taking differential and log backups regularly since then. Also, you need to keep last 3 years of DB backups at any given point in time.

What you can do is:
1. Keep everything from Sunday's full backup till date
2. Keep the full database backups and last differential & log backups for each set
3. Archive 3 years of the historical differential and log backups into another archival drive/tape
4. All backups older than 3 years can directly be discarded

The backup/restore timeline requires point #1 and #2 (http://blog.sqlauthority.com/2016/10/09/interview-question-week-092/).

Experts: Please do share your thoughts on this as well. Backup restores are a topic where experience and business requirements matter the most :)
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by:JerseyGiant
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great.. how do i do that..i am logged in the appliance and see large items.. how do delete them if i chose too.?  and audit logs too
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by:Gerald Connolly
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There may be some regulatory reasons to keep backups and/or Archives for longer than 3 years.

It may be safer to attach a USB disk to the system and "Archive" some of these backups! Don't forget to do these to two (or more) different devices before deleting from your Backup server.
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by:JerseyGiant
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can you show me some documentation on how to archive these files ?  thanks
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by:Gerald Connolly
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Just doing a straight move (or copy & delete original) is all that is required.

Just make sure you use at least two devices, or one device and the cloud!

Just make sure you document what you have put where! Keep at least one copy off-site
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i got that part .. thanks lol.. but just plugging in the usb drive , do i login into the aplliaince , im not sure
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