Backup Exec 12.5 with very large Catalogs folder
I am running Backup Exec 12.5 and currently the Catalogs folder is about 42GB. Is there any properly ways of trimming this folder down to a smaller size? Thank you very much for your help.
Hi Q The Truncate Catalog
The Truncate Catalog option is always set to every 6 Months on my backup exec 12.5. However, it's been 2 years since I first used the Backup Exec 12.5 and there are still a lot of files created on year 2010. Thus, it looks like the Truncate Catalog option is not functioning properly. Do you have any suggestion?
1 Stop all Backup EXec services.
2Go to the Catalogs folder. Arrange the files according to the Date Modified.
3 Then you can manually delete the files from here. As there are files from year 2010 , So you can start deleting the older files till the date where you want it. So for example you start deleting it from year 2010 to Feb 2012 ,for example which will catalog only from March 2012 to August 2012 which is 6 Months.
Q have another question. When you say "Re-Catalog", does it mean right click on the media and click on "Inventory"? If not, would you mind showing me how to Re-Catalog the media?
Also you can move the catalog location if you are running with space issues
Hope this helps