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Maintaining Catalog in Backup Exec 2010

Created: 14 Oct 2013 • Updated: 15 Nov 2013 | 4 comments
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Hi,

How to maintain Catalogs in Backup Exec 2010? Can someone please send me some info? Thanks.

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CraigV's picture

Hi,

 

You don't...BE does this daily at 4AM.

It is an automatic process, although you can set the retention time for catalogs. Shorten them, and this is only for catalogs going forward (ie. new catalogs). When the BEDB maintenance tasks runs it prunes them from the database and keeps disk space down. This would be under Tools --> Options --> and under Catalogs from what I remember. Look for the option to Truncate Catalogs and set this higher or lower.

Extend them and you have less catalogging of expired tapes.

Thanks!

 

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shamee's picture

Thanks Craig. Also can you suggest how to backup Catalogs? Do we need separate Tapes for this?

CraigV's picture

Hi,

 

Backup the Catalogs folders as part of your normal nightly backup job.

You might also want to backup the Data folder, or at least bedb.bak!

Thanks!

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Colin Weaver's picture

As an extra point to CraigV's comments - Any backup sets that are overwritten (tape sets) or reclaimed by DLM (disk sets) have their catalogs removed at the time the overwrite or reclaim occurs as there is no point in keeping a catalog when the original media no longer exists.