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Reclaiming CFI disk space
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Reclaiming CFI disk space

Posted by Michael Leone 
Michael Leone
Reclaiming CFI disk space
October 15, 2019 07:59PM
We're running low on disk space for our CFI folder. Ordinarily, I run a
script that finds savesets with retention dates in the future, and I
expire them with

nsrm -y -e <yesterday> -o recycable -S <ssid>/<cloneid>

But the disk space isn't increasing, it's decreasing. Did I miss a step?
The SSIDs show as status ssflags vEF, although they do still show the
retention date to be in the future.

What did I forget to do here, to reclaim disk space on the CFI folder?



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Michael Leone
Re: Reclaiming CFI disk space
October 15, 2019 07:59PM
> We're running low on disk space for our CFI folder. Ordinarily, I
> run a script that finds savesets with retention dates in the future,
> and I expire them with
>
> nsrm -y -e <yesterday> -o recycable -S <ssid>/<cloneid>


DUH. I just realized I was running the wrong script. I don't want to
*expire* the savesets; I want to change the *browse* time to be yesterday,
so it removes all those browsable entries taking up the disk space, while
still retaining, so it could be rebuilt by recalling an earlier
CFI/bootstrap tape. Expiring the savesets saves on disk space where the
backup is stored; changing the browse time will remove the index entries,
freeing up space in the index (CFI) folder.

You know, I used to know that ...

I will rerun, doing

nsrm -y -w <yesterday> -o recyclable -S <ssid>

nsrim -X

Let's see if that will help ...


>
> But the disk space isn't increasing, it's decreasing. Did I miss a
> step? The SSIDs show as status ssflags vEF, although they do still
> show the retention date to be in the future.
>
> What did I forget to do here, to reclaim disk space on the CFI folder?

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Re: Reclaiming CFI disk space
October 15, 2019 08:45PM
Sorry Michael,

but what are you doing after all these years with all your NW experience (and being on the forum)?

- The command "nsrm" does not even exist but you mentioned it twice - "nsrmm" is the obvious command.
- Setting a save set to 'recyclable' (nsrmm -o recyclable -S ssid[/cloneid] ...) is possible but this could lead to the
fact that it will be deleted if it is stored on disk.
- What you want to do is setting a save set to 'recoverable' ... but this is not a valid option for the command
"nsrmm -o <mode> -S <ssid> ..." .
What you can do instead is to purge the save set "nsrmm -d -P -S <ssid> ..." before your run "nsrim".

Try it ... and use "mminfo" to check the save set status before and after the process.
I am really surprised that you have never used this command so far.
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