Running out of HD space for the Catalogs
Our media server is running out of HD space due to the growing size of the catalogs.
While researching it looks like others are running into this problem, yes I know about truncating catalogs, but our company does not want us deleting catalogs. Our issue is it seems that since we upgraded to BE 2010 the catalog files are alot larger than they used to be in older versions? Can anyone confirm this?
Our HD is only 70GB, the catalog folder is now reaching 30GB, and we have no other drives. My question is, are we able to use an external Hard Drive as an alternative location for the Catalogs folder? I tried a 16GB flash drive to see if it would come up as an option in the Tools>Options>Settings> Catalogs > Catalog drive drop down menu, but it doesn't appear. We really need a solution to this.
Due to the nature of our business, we may have to go back and retrieve a file from a couple years ago, and I'd prefer to not have to re-catalog all the tapes from that year just to find a specific file, which I would have to do if we turned on truncating.
Any help would be appreciated, thanks.