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80G postgres_dump files, Are these failed backups?

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?


Thank you



Re: 80G postgres_dump files, Are these failed backups?

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.

Rob Gin
Senior QA Engineer - Network Services
Aruba Networks, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company
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