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Workspace Domino
Categories Administration
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 20, 2023

Domino Backup - Calculating free Space before doing backup


I just got 5.000+ eMails from the event monitoring, stating that there is not enough room on the backupstorage.

"Backup: Error Running Backup Command for database [mail\kkowiesk.nsf]-: Insufficient disk space"

Is it possible to run a calulation in front of the backup and/or stopping the backup if there is no place anymore. Reseipient should be "Backup notification recipient" as configured.

If it is to difficult to calculate the needed space, check the volume of the last successfull backup to calculate. Stop backup if there is no place for the next database.

best regards
yours Ulf

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  • Guest
    Dec 2, 2023

    Thanks for your request.
    This is quite complicated to implement, because Domino Backup is an integration solution.
    Even for a standard file copy operation the resulting disk could be a ZFS disk or any other dedupluciating solution.
    In that case you might not need the full space for a new backup.

    Here are two approaches which could work and would not be too complicated to implement.

    1. Stop backup and fail remaining databases if the same error message would occur more than a configurable threshold. Similar to what the replicator does.

    2. Have an integration point to check if sufficient space is available.
    Or alternatively let the pre-backup command result and fail the backup if this fails.
    Currently the result is logged but the backup is not failed.

    -- Daniel