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Compacting a storage

Why compact a storage

Compaction is a process of deleting expired data to make room for new data. With each backup, the previous backup data becomes obsolete. This obsolete data is retained for a period that your retention policy dictates. For example, if your organization's policy mandates a retention of 90 days, the obsolete data is retained for 90 days. At the end of 90 days, this data is deleted from the storage, thus freeing up storage space. 

The compaction process is resource-intensive and time-consuming, and thus, should run during off-peak hours. Druva recommends that along with the daily compaction, you run a weekly compaction for a longer duration. 

Procedure

To compact a storage

  1. On the menu bar, click Manage > Storage.
  2. Under the Storage List tab, select the storage and click Compact Now.

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