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Backup sets not used by BE

Created: 31 Aug 2012 • Updated: 31 Aug 2012 | 6 comments
donk2000cl's picture
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I can't find information about a difference betwen 2010 and 2012. In BE 2010 the B2D files that has expired date, the system reclaim the space and the IMG files are deleted and the B2D files are available to overwrite.

In 2012 the files don't leave from disk to use the space, so the space of disk begin to low space and the only solution that I see is delete the old files manually. I was searching an automatic option, like 2010, to claim this space.

Any know about this?

Carlos Espinoza

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Sush...'s picture

Hello Carlos,

   In BE 2012 there is a new feature called Data Life-cycle Management (DLM) which is used to manage the expired (overwritable media).

Here is the link for the BLOG from the Developer giving the details of Data Life-cycle Management (DLM)



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SuperBrain's picture

haha... 3 seconds late! crying

Sush...'s picture

as I said before ... IT HAPPENS.. wink

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SuperBrain's picture

Backup Exec 2012 uses the new Data Lifecycle Management (DLM) feature to manage medias.

Automated data lifecycle management (DLM) for disk and cloud storage

Backup Exec uses data lifecycle management to automatically expire backup sets on disk and cloud storage. Backup Exec reclaims the storage space when the amount of time that you specify when you create the backup job expires. If backup sets are dependent on other backup sets, then Backup Exec does not expire the data until all expiration dates are reached. You do not need to manage media when you keep backup data on disk or cloud storage.

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donk2000cl's picture

Thank you guys for the information. Both contributions are solution, I marked the Sush answer as solution but the information gave by Bhavik is useful too.

Best regards

pkh's picture

You might want to read my article below which explains a bit better when media are deleted under DLM.