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Deleting Backup_ID Cartridge space not reclaimed.

Created: 02 Oct 2012 • Updated: 02 Oct 2012 | 1 comment
shakeel-qureshi's picture
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Team,

I have a quick question, i have one cartridge in a POOL XYZ, the  cartridge is now full.

I have monthly, weekly & daily backups. i have deleted the older backups via

bpexpdate -backupid ABC01_A_Backup_1344457991 -d 0

bpexpdate -backupid ABC01_A_Backup_1344457990 -d 0

and many more. but i can see the cartridge is still showing me the FULL status and is not able to entertain after deleting the backup id's.

Please let me know, how will this deleted space will be reclaimed?

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Marianne's picture

I have explained in your other post: https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/cartridge-space-reclamation-issue#comment-7772111

Expired image space on a tape cannot be reclaimed.

ALL images on a tape must be expired before tape can be overwritten.

See this blog for more info: https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/blogs/understanding-how-netbackup-writes-tape

Supporting Storage Foundation and VCS on Unix and Windows as well as NetBackup on Unix and Windows
Handy NBU Links

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