Altaro VM Backup Support Centre

How can I start a fresh backup set?

Last Updated: Jan 17, 2017 09:40AM CET
The Free Up Disk Space tool can be to clear out all backups for a specific backed up VM. This tool will mark the blocks on the backup drive as free, in order to allow for further backups to be taken. Therefore you won't be seeing your drive's free space increasing after running this tool.

The utility can be accessed under Maintenance Tools > Free Up Disk Space

Once the Free Up Disk Space tool is launched, follow the on-screen wizard to clear out your older backups:
  1. Choose whether to delete versions of your Local Backups or your Offsite Copies
  2. Choose the Backup Location where you wish to delete old versions from
  3. Choose which VM(s) you wish to delete versions from, by ticking the checkbox(es)

    To delete all versions for this VM, you can choose the X Delete Entire Backup Folder option from the very bottom of the drop down list as shown below:

  4. Confirm all information you have selected and click Delete to proceed. Deletion will start and when it completes you will be given the below notification:

    Note: The Dashboard Charts & Graphs show the maximum size that existed on any one particular day, so the change in size may not be visible immediately on the dashboard.
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