Vertica Backup Objects
When comparing storage usage on 4 nodes in our cluster, I noticed that a lot of size is occupied by backups (namely in Objects \backups\Objects location). I used vbr -t -remove -c backup.ini to remove old archived backups (we keep 4) , but the size of the Objects did not go down at all.
Next, I ran two commands:
vbr -t quick-repair -c configfile.ini
vbr -t collect-garbage -c configfile.ini --report-file=path/filename
Some old objects seemed to be deleted. but they only accounted for about 60GB of space. Since I deleted 2 archive backups, I expected the size of the Objects to go down 50%, but it didn't. The size of backups folder decreased from 830 to 760 GB only.
What it takes to fully remove all backups? Does backup\Objects holds some other files needed by Vertica?