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Managing Space Reclamation

The Space Reclamation page allows you to manage space reclamation activity on the Q-Cloud Protect appliance.


During space reclamation, the Q-Cloud Protect appliance searches the blockpool for tags that are no longer referenced. It then deletes the unneeded tags to free up space. In addition, the cloud appliance automatically compacts reclaimable space in the following ways.


For correct system operation, space reclamation must be run at regular intervals — at least once a week. We recommend creating a schedule to automatically run space reclamation. See Scheduling Events.

Because space reclamation can affect system performance, avoid running space reclamation during known backup periods.

Space Reclamation Status and Stages

To better understand space reclamation activities, review the following space reclamation statuses and stages.

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