Asigra Trash

A monitoring service reported an Asigra DS-System running low on available disk space. Looking at our storage reports, I was unsure as how we had filled up so much space so quickly. The answer comes from the “Trash” that Asigra creates. When Asigra expires backup data either due to the max generations or retention policies being met, it doesn’t immediately remove the data from the DS-System. Instead, this data is moved to the Asigra  equivalent of the Windows Recycle Bin before being purged. By default, a scheduled job runs monthly to remove data from Trash that is older than 30 days.  This means that data could be in there for potentially 2 months before being removed permanently.  You can run a job to purge the data manually or you can alter the schedule to run more frequently if needed.

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