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NetBackup PureDisk Pool - Segments folder

Created: 08 Aug 2012 | 2 comments
old mate's picture

Hi all, 

We have a PureDisk pool which fills up rather quickly. On inspection there is a Segments folder (\history\segments) on the PureDisk media server which has over 100GB of data. 

I haven't been able to find much information on what the data is used for, or if I can safely move or delete the data.

Is anyone able to shed some light on this?


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Sachin Pathare's picture

Hi Cart,

The history folder is maintained to keep a track of SO\DO(SegmentObjects\DataObjects - Dedupe related components) for RCA in case if there are any corruptions on the Dedupe Storage.

You can zip/tar the history\segments folder and move it to an alternate location, we would not recommend to delete it.

Please let us know if you need any further information.

Thanks and Regards,

Sachin Pathare
Sr. SQA Engineer
Symantec Corporation
Testing and Supporting NetBackup Appliances, NetBackup Puredisk, NetBackup Media Server Deduplication

MilesVScott's picture

Thanks for the explination. I couldnt find this info anywhere else either!

If my answer was helpful, please mark as a solution so others can benefit as well.

NBU,Win 2k3 Enterprise x64 SP2

Miles Scott | Holland & Knight
IT Infrastructure Specialist