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How to enable advanced space control for Scale-out Backup Repository

KB ID: 2282
Product: Veeam Backup & Replication
Version: 9.5.x and later
Published: 2017-05-18
Last Modified: 2021-01-07

Challenge

Jobs running to Scale-Out Repository report "No scale-out repository extents have sufficient disk space to store the backup file", while at least some of the extents have a lot of free space.

Cause

Veeam Backup Service stores information about free space on each extent in cache. When Scale-out Backup Repository resource is assigned to a certain task, number in cache is subtracted with estimated size of task and is not updated with real free space while there is at least one task going to extent. Estimates may be not precise and difference between real and cached free space may grow.

Solution

Update 2 for Veeam Backup & Replication introduces new space update logic. When extent is assigned to a new task, service cache updates free space information with the real one and subtracts it with estimated sizes of all the tasks currently going to this extent.

You can switch to new logic by creating the following registry value:

Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Veeam\Veeam Backup and Replication\
Value Name: SobrForceExtentSpaceUpdate
Value Type: DWORD
Value Data (Default): 0

A value data of 0 indicates disabled, and value data of 1 is enabled. 

More information

Important: It is strongly recommended to use the key only in environments where all the backup chains use per-VM mode.
KB ID: 2282
Product: Veeam Backup & Replication
Version: 9.5.x and later
Published: 2017-05-18
Last Modified: 2021-01-07

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