2 Replies Latest reply: May 31, 2013 2:35 PM by qzhang RSS

Question: Manually purging Exchange Log Volume SnapShots

PADMANTECH Sprinter
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Hi All,

 

We are using SnapManger for Exchange (SME) 6.04 and find our LOG volume snapshots use a lot of space. We use a separate Volume for both LOGS and SnapInfo. We do not need Up To the Minute (UTM) backups and use the flag "-NoUtmRestore" when performing a full back up of out passive mailboxes in a 4 node DAG. We need on Point in Time backups but would like many of them (14+ Days)

 

Here is my backup CMD:

new-backup -Server 'DAG' -ClusterAware  -ManagementGroup 'Daily' -BackupTruncatedLogs $False -RetainDays 14 -NoUtmRestore -StorageGroup 'Staff_A-K\MBX03' -UseMountPoint  -MountPointDir 'C:\Program Files\IBM\SnapManager for Exchange\SnapMgrMountPoint' -BackupTargetServer MBX03 -RemoteAdditionalCopyBackup $False

 

We also choose not to back up any Log files as you can see above with "-BackupTruncatedLogs $False" flag but when SME does a Daily SnapShot, we find the SnapShot grows quickly and would like to call a script like below to delete the SnapShots for just that LOG Volume and wondering how this could effect any future restores if we only require Point In Time restores?

 

Connect-NaFiler FILER_NAME

Get-NaSnapshot LOG_VOLUME_NAME | where-object {$_.Created -lt (Get-Date).AddDays(-1)} | Remove-NaSnapshot -Confirm:$false

  • Re: Question: Manually purging Exchange Log Volume SnapShots
    PADMANTECH Sprinter
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    I just found this description from "get-help new-backup" in the SME PowerShell but still doesn't how I can avoid the LOG volume SnapShots

     

    -BackupTruncatedLogs <Boolean ($True or $False)>

            Short Form: bkTrcLogs

            This option does a backup of the selected database logs including

            those that will be truncated by a full backup type. When true this will

            preserve up-to-the-minute restore capability for older backups. When false this

            option can be used to conserve space on the LUN containing the backed up Exchange

            transaction logs. For copy backup types, this will make a backup of the current

            logs as well but they will not be truncated. The default is true.

           

            Required?                    false

            Position?                    False

            Default value                $True

            Accept pipeline input?       True

            Accept wildcard characters?  false

  • Re: Question: Manually purging Exchange Log Volume SnapShots
    qzhang NetApp Employee Cyclist
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    Backing up log LUN is required for Exchange VSS restore. If you delete log snapshot manally, it is equal to delete the whole backup.

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