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Groom Priority

This page displays a list of the status of all of the backup jobs and their blockstores. Ops Manager maintains a blockstore using three jobs:

Job Type Description Trigger
Resource Tracking Determines the total number of living and dead bytes in blockstores.
  • Runs every three days
  • Runs immediately after a groom job
Groom Moves all blocks of living snapshots to an unused span of disk space. This removes any dead blocks that only previously expired snapshots used.

Runs when the percentage of living block bytes drops to drops below a given threshold.

See also

To learn more about grooming, see Groom page

Integrity Check Verify that the blockstore has no data integrity issues. Runs every seven days

Each blockstore job runs unless a previously scheduled snapshot store job remains in progress.

Each blockstore can run only one job at a time unless you change its Load Factor. The Load Factor sets how many jobs that a blockstore can run at the same time. Set to 1 by default.

See also

To learn how to change the Load Factor, see Edit a Blockstore.

Each row in this table lists a backup job. The background color of the row indicates the state of its associated blockstore.

Color Storage Usage Status
Blue Changing. Ops Manager is grooming this blockstore.
Green Accurate. Ops Manager ran a tracking job since last groom job ran.
Red Stale. Ops Manager ran a groom job since its last tracking job ran.

Manual Blockstore Maintenance

Ops Manager runs the Resource Tracking, Groom and Integrity Check jobs at regular intervals. You can start a Groom or Integrity Check job. You can’t start a Resource Tracking job. A Resource Tracking job runs immediately after a Groom job.

Move Blocks to a Different Blockstore

To move a backup job’s blocks to a different blockstore:

  1. Find the blockstore replica set you want to groom in the table.
  2. Select a different destination blockstore in the backup job’s Destination blockstore column.
  3. In the Groom Action column, click Schedule.

You might want to do this if you add a new blockstore and would like to balance data. This removes all dead blocks from the backup job. This groom job is called an inter-blockstore groom job.

Groom a Blockstore

To initiate a groom job:

  1. Find the blockstore replica set you want to groom in the table.
  2. In the Groom Action column, click Schedule.

You should not need to manually schedule groom jobs. Ops Manager runs the jobs automatically.

Check Blockstore Integrity

To initiate an integrity check:

  1. Find the blockstore replica set you want to groom in the table.

  2. In Integrity Action column, click IntegCheck.

    Ops Manager displays the Integrity Schedule Result modal with the status of the blockstore.

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