Deleting recovery points within a set
|Article:HOWTO13650|||||Created: 2008-01-05|||||Updated: 2013-10-17|||||Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO13650|
The base recovery point and all of its incrementals that are taken up to a point-in-time are required whenever you want restore to a specific point in time. Depending on the duration of the backup, there can be a large accumulation of incremental recovery points. You can reduce the amount of needed storage space for the recovery point set by deleting multiple incremental recovery points within a set. (The base recovery point and the first and last incremental recovery points are required for a restore and cannot be deleted.) Deleting recovery points within a set consolidates the data only, it does not delete data.
If the backup you defined includes the assignment of a password (as specified in the Advanced Options dialog box of the Assign a New Backup Job Wizard), you may be prompted to type the password to complete the operation.
Depending on the number of incremental recovery points that you delete, additional memory may be required to restore or browse a consolidated incremental recovery point. Additionally, when you delete recovery points over the network, it may significantly increase network traffic.
Be careful about which recovery points you choose to delete. For example, suppose a user created a new document that was captured in the third recovery point in your recovery points list. The remote user deletes the file accidentally, at which time the fourth recovery point captures the deletion. The user could lose the file permanently if you delete the third recovery point.
To delete recovery points within a set
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