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Deleting Archives with 0 items

Created: 03 Jul 2013 | 3 comments
FBD's picture

Due a broken administrative process many of our users have multiple vaults created.  We wish to tidy these up by deleting the vaults contain 0 items and 0 item size.  However in the Admin Console the vaults listing show there have the same vault names.   I managed to use a SQL query to output list of vault IDs which are empty contain 0 items and 0 item size.  It's a long list and too resource intensive to use the Admin Console to delete them as vault IDs is not displayed in the vault listing, I must view the vault properties then go to Advanced tab.

Is there any way I can delete a vault based on the vault ID, a store procedure?

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MichelZ's picture

Hey, that's an easy one... :)

update Archive set ArchiveStatus = 4 where RootIdentity in (select RootIdentity from Root where vaultentryid in (

 Just list all your vault id's there...

Be careful however to have really selected the proper vault id's

AndrewB's picture

please please please perform a FULL BACKUP of the entire EV system and all its components before you attempt to run this.

Andy Becker | Authorized Symantec Consultant | Trace3 | Symantec National Partner |

FBD's picture

Thanks Guys, I'll give your response a try and will be careful.