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#1 KJackson50

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 01:00 PM

Is it a good idea to clear them out every once in a while? Also I don't get the 'Delete Now' option to even start cleaning them out.

 

Thoughts?


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Posted 06 July 2013 - 03:41 PM

Why do you feel the need to clear them out?

 

The system should manage them within the space limits specified when you enabled it for the drives, so the there shoud be no need to interfere with it. It's only doing what it was told to.



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Posted 06 July 2013 - 03:57 PM

I will admit im not an expert on shadow copies. However an issue a user had recently was solved by setting a 'no limit' for shadow copies on one of my drives. I want to make sure they dont build up if possible.

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 01:35 AM

You could almost certainly set the limit on that drive to a more normal value (up to 10% maybe), with the only effect being a shortening of the history of file 'previous versions' that are available to recover. The server will manage the disk space used by the copies for you, up to that limit.

 

The server will take a snapshot of the protected drives on the schdeule specified - yourself or your users being able to recover files any subsequently altered altered file/folder to the state that it was in at the time of any of those snapshots.

 

So to set shadow copies of drives up appropriately, you need to consider the GRANULARITY of the recoveries possible. Do you want to do one copy a day,? and therefore limit your users to recovering a file back to a particular daily version, or several - maybe mid-morning, lunchtime, mid-afternoon and evening - allowing the users to recover a document as it was at 11am later in the same day... You also need to condider the maximum disk utilisation setting, as that will limit how long the copies remain availalble for. Doubling the snapshhot frequency does not neccessarily halve the time-span of history kept, and only a files that change very frequently will be duplicated in multiple snapshots. Changes to files that changes less frequently will still be caught, but will be consolofated into the snapshots that are taken.

 

Apart from setting the disk space maximum setting and the schedule at which snapshots of the protected drives are taken, as is appropriate for your business, it is best just to leave the server to get on with it.


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