Tech Note 68160 - Moving the Netbackup\db\images to a different path
It seems at some point between Jul2012 and Aug2012, Symantec removed the following technote referenced by Mark:
It was a technote about editing the Windows registry to allow just the images db directory structure (aka the whole image catalog) to be relocated to a different path/drive, in case it gets too big.
This only moves the images db. The rest of Netbackup is left alone in the original path.
The beauty of this solution is that you don't have to use the messy ALTPATH touch file method;
you also don't have to use the OS's symbolic links/hard links method, which is apparently not recommended because it may lead to other potential problems.
We have a site that implemented the solution described in the tech note.
The entire images db directory structure was moved from the default path in C:\ to somewhere in E:\ because the growth of the images db was causing C:\ to run out of space fast.
It worked nicely and we never had any problems with it.
However, we are now planning to upgrade this Master server from version 7.0 to 7.5.
Seeing that this tech note is no longer available/published, does that mean its method is no longer supported in nbu versions past 7.0?
What would happen if we go ahead and upgrade, would we encounter problems because 7.5 isn't expecting the images db to have been relocated away from its default location?