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Full backup has dependent full backups

Created: 06 Apr 2013 • Updated: 08 Apr 2013 | 1 comment

In investigating why my backup volumes were running out of space, I came across a very strange problem, I had a Full Backup that wasn't being deleted by DLM because it had a dependent backup. Fair enough, except that the dependent backup, was itself a full backup!

In my environment, full backups of this age ( > 1 week old) should have no dependent backups at all, because diffs are configured to expire after 1 week.

But even if they weren't, how can a full backup be dependent on a full backup?

I'm running BE2012 with all hotfixes apart from 201596.

Any help understanding/fixing this problem would be very much appreciated!



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Colin Weaver's picture

Please log a formal support case for us to investigate this