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Hi guys.

 

I've been running with the situation of getting out of disk space where my backups are, so i have to go to each computer and clean each backup.

 

I've found in the Manage Backup Destination Settings an option to "Automatically optimize storage" that will allow me to stop worring about free space.

 

The thing is that i need to know what will it do automatically.

I need a threshold of maybe a week. Can it be configured?

 

Thanks so much for your time :)

 

Regards.

Francisco.

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I don't think it can be time

I don't think it can be time scheduled but it can be file or data size scheduled.  

refer:      "To automate the management of backup data
1 On the Tasks menu, click Manage Backup Destination.
2 On the Manage Backup Destination dialog box, click Settings.
3 Select Limit fileversionsfor fileand folder backups,andthentypeanumber
between 1 and 99.
4 Select Monitor disk space usage for backup storage. Drag the slider to limit
the total amount of disk space that can be used for your backup data.
5 Do one of the following:
■ Select Warn me when backup storage exceeds threshold if you only
want to be notified when the storage size is exceeded, but you do not want
any action to be taken.
■ Select Automatically optimize storage if you want Symantec System
Recovery to manage the backup data automatically, without prompting you.
Symantec System Recovery automatically deletes the old recovery points,
and limits file versions to remain within the threshold that you set.
6 Select Delay changes until next backup if you do not want to apply your
changes until the next backup runs.
7 Click OK.
See “About managing file and folder backup data” on page 249. "  
Note: copied directly from pg 251 of the Symantec (TM) System Recovery 2013 R2 User's Guide  http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH226729

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I don't think it can be time

I don't think it can be time scheduled but it can be file or data size scheduled.  

refer:      "To automate the management of backup data
1 On the Tasks menu, click Manage Backup Destination.
2 On the Manage Backup Destination dialog box, click Settings.
3 Select Limit fileversionsfor fileand folder backups,andthentypeanumber
between 1 and 99.
4 Select Monitor disk space usage for backup storage. Drag the slider to limit
the total amount of disk space that can be used for your backup data.
5 Do one of the following:
■ Select Warn me when backup storage exceeds threshold if you only
want to be notified when the storage size is exceeded, but you do not want
any action to be taken.
■ Select Automatically optimize storage if you want Symantec System
Recovery to manage the backup data automatically, without prompting you.
Symantec System Recovery automatically deletes the old recovery points,
and limits file versions to remain within the threshold that you set.
6 Select Delay changes until next backup if you do not want to apply your
changes until the next backup runs.
7 Click OK.
See “About managing file and folder backup data” on page 249. "  
Note: copied directly from pg 251 of the Symantec (TM) System Recovery 2013 R2 User's Guide  http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH226729

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Hi!... Thanks for the

Hi!...

 

Thanks for the update.

 

Since it is a full backup, the option of "Limit file versions for file and folder backups" is greyed out.

 

I'm just gonna leave the Automatically optimize storage option on to see what happens.

 

It would be great to use a threshold using time and size.

 

Thanks so much.

 

Regards.

Francisco.