Daniel Kemper Asked a Question

1/20/2017 7:34 PM

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how to free up space online

I'm admin and user just getting started with the platform. I like my profile settings, but noticed a huge amount of stuff that I don't need in one of the folders on my laptop that's being backed up. I deleted all the stuff from the folders on the laptop, but obviously the stuff that is already backed up is already killing my online storage.

How do I remove the unwanted items from online to free up space?

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Arvindkumar  1/31/2017 2:29 AM

For the given scenario, you can remove or delete older snapshots under which unwanted data was backed up. Step by step process to delete snapshots is given on the following documentation page:

http://docs.druva.com/001_inSync_Cloud/Cloud/020_Backup_and_Restore/020_Backup_and_Restore/070_Back_up_and_restore_data/040_Delete_snapshots

DISCLAIMER: Deleting a snapshot will permanently delete the relevant snapshot data and is an irrecoverable option.

Post deletion of a snapshot, the relevant cloud storage space will be freed up after the compaction process runs, which is responsible for purging these data blocks.

Additionally, to avoid unwanted data from getting backed up, you may consider configuring appropriate include and exclude filters under the profile. Please read more about Include Files, Exclude Files, Exclude Paths and Global Exclusions on the following page:

http://docs.druva.com/001_inSync_Cloud/Cloud/020_Backup_and_Restore/010_Set_up_inSync/030_Profile_User_Device_Management/010_Create_and_manage_profiles/010_Create_a_profile