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Oracle HSM (SAM-QFS): Recycling a Disk Archive Volume (Doc ID 1004346.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 16, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Hierarchical Storage Manager (HSM) and StorageTek QFS Software - Version 4.6 and later
All Platforms



This document discusses the configuration and execution of recycling for a disk archive volume in an Oracle HSM (SAM-QFS) environment.

Steps to Follow

As files containing archive copies are modified or deleted in a SAM file system and new archive copies are created, their old archive copies become obsolete. As time goes on, the number of obsolete files can become fairly significant, taking up valuable space in the disk archive volume.

The sam-recycler(1M) utility can be used to process these obsolete images to reclaim space within the disk archive volume.

Note: If the disk archive volume is completely full, some additional steps may be needed to recycle the volume. Unless an archive file (tarball) is completely full of obsolete data, in which case it will be removed, active images must first be rearchived to new archive files. This requires disk space on both the file system disk cache (if offline) and the disk archive volume.

For additional help in recycling a full disk archive volume, please see Document 1011348.1

Troubleshooting Steps

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