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free up disk space by purging log files etc

Created: 16 Jul 2013 | 3 comments


I am running Symantec Back Up Exec 2010 r3 on a Windows Server 2003. 

I am running out of disk space and wondered if I could move/delete unneccessary Symantec files, e.g. log files

Can anyone assist



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Sush...'s picture

Hello Lois,
    First of all you will have to figure it out which files are taking more space on your drives. Regarding moving of Symantec files then in that case you can delete logs files which are in formate <servername>-beremotexx.log, <servername>-benginexx.log, <servername>-sgmonxx.log files present at the location C:\Program Files\Symantec\Backup Exec\Logs.

Other than this I would not recommend to delete any files randomly or without knowing thorugh effects of deleting the files.


Hope this piece of Information Helps you... and if it does then mark this response as Solution....!!!

Jaydeep S's picture

The only thing that you could remove manually would be the Backup Exec\Logs folder.

It would be better if you be specific about what data you want to delete to make more space available and where.

Siddhant Saini's picture

You may be able to free up space on your drive by moving the Backup Exec Catalogs to a different drive. Also for all the future backups, you could change the location where the Backup Exec Job Logs are stored. 

Please refer to the following articles to get more details on it:

How to change the Job log path and Catalog path in Backup Exec

How to move the catalogs in Backup Exec for Windows Servers 11d and above to a different drive.

Thanks and Regards,
Siddhant Saini