Can't delete old backups
Hello. Backup Exec 2012 on 2008 R2. I have configured my backups to disk to be kept for two weeks. All backups are supposed to be fully independant FULL backups. No inrementals, no differentials.
For some reason, backups of one server are being kept for six weeks and longer, resulting in loss of disk space. When I try to delete the old backups, I get this message: "Other backup sets depend on backup set Full (11/3/2012 7:49 pm). backup set Full (11/3/2012 7:49 pm) can not be deleted unless the dependant backup sets are also deleted"
Then the message requires that I delete ALL of my backup sets including the very lastest one 12/21/2012 just to delete the oldest one from 11/03. I am totally mystifed by this because the backups are full, not incremental or differential, yet they are all somehow dependant on each other but I cannot figure out why.
Some of the backups in question have "excepetions." if that makes a difference (not "successful."
Thanks for you help.