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Enterprise Backups Filling C Drive by Default

Discussion created by HDC_GIS on Jul 8, 2020
Latest reply on Jul 10, 2020 by JQuinn-esristaff

Having recently done our first full backup of our Enterprise 10.6.1 environment, yesterday I was surprised to find that the server had maxed out its C drive space.  The culprit was Enterprise backup files in this portal folder:

 

C:\arcgisportal\backup\walarchive

 

The files in here just keep being created and created until they take up huge amounts of space - clearing it freed up 16gb.  I gather from talking with local technical support that these are related to incremental backups, which we are not yet doing, but it seems an oversight to me to have Enterprise/portal filling up your critical server's C drive.  I would suggest that there needs to be a solution found to this.  In my view it should not rely on customers finding this problem when the C drive fills up, then having to manually clear several gb of files.

 

Of course backups are great, and it's great that we're able to do a full or incremental backup and restore our server/portal in case of disaster.  I just think this needs looking at.

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