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Operating System

Windows Server 2012


Data Deduplication







Garbage Collection has not been performed for a month, failed, or was cancelled the last time it ran on one or more volumes.



Data deduplication Garbage Collection did not complete successfully for over a month. As a result, data deduplication cannot reclaim space referenced by deleted or modified files.



Create a Garbage Collection job to run weekly or bi-weekly during server idle times. If the last Garbage Collection job did not complete successfully, review the event logs to determine cause of failure and re-run Garbage Collection manually using Windows PowerShell.


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