01-30-2016 07:09 AM
While doing a backup in preparation of upgrade to 8.0.10, we noticed the /alternative has 80Gigs of postgres_dump files. I noticed the one created today for the upgrade but some of these date back 6 months with files sizes from 0b to 7.8 Gig. Our pg_dump from today was only 700M.
Can these files be safely deleted or is this some type of occasional archiving process?
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02-01-2016 10:21 AM
It's safe to remove the extra postgres_dump files from /alternative. But it is concerning that the backup process is not cleaning up after itself. You may want to check the /var/log/nightly_maintenance and /var/log/nightly_backup logs for any crashes in the backup process. It may be worth it to open a TAC case to report this incident while the files are in their current state prior to clean up.
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