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Deleting old backup files

Created: 09 May 2013 | 2 comments

Hi, 

I'm very new to backup exec (2012). In my environment, files are saved to the appliance on D:\BEData (this seems to be the norm for most users). 

I need to be able to delete backups for jobs that no longer exist, and am unable to decipher which files/folder belong to those old jobs. 

What I see are a lot of folders that are labled "IMG00####" (where # is a random number). 

Any help on the matter would be greatly appreciated. 

Thanks.

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pkh's picture

In BE 2012, disk storage is managed by DLM which grooms expired backup sets.   See this blog

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/zh-hans/bl...

You might want to read my article below on when backup sets are deleted.

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/w...

Rligs's picture

PKH,

Thank you for taking the time to respond with this information. I will read through the docs to see if I can find a resolution to my problem.