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  1. How to delete old logs and catalogs of no longer existing TapeSets?

    Hi,

    anybody know the recommended way?

    thanks

  2. Re: How to delete old logs and catalogs of no longer existing TapeSets?

    Stop all BENT services
    delete the files you don't want, including the TOPCAT.IDX file
    restart the services

    If you know how lon you want to retain these files set the
    expiration times or number of completed job logs in Tools/Options
    \Catalogs and \Job History

    ZZT wrote:
    >
    > Hi,
    >
    > anybody know the recommended way?
    >
    > thanks


  3. Re: How to delete old logs and catalogs of no longer existing TapeSets?

    Ken Putnam wrote:

    > Stop all BENT services
    > delete the files you don't want, including the TOPCAT.IDX file
    > restart the services


    How do I know, which files (catalogs) I have to delete?

    > If you know how lon you want to retain these files set the
    > expiration times or number of completed job logs in Tools/Options
    > \Catalogs and \Job History


    No, I want do it manually

    bye

  4. Re: How to delete old logs and catalogs of no longer existing TapeSets?

    You need to make that decision youself, based I would guess on the time
    stamp of the catlaog files themselves.

    ZZT wrote:
    >
    > Ken Putnam wrote:
    >
    > > Stop all BENT services
    > > delete the files you don't want, including the TOPCAT.IDX file
    > > restart the services

    >
    > How do I know, which files (catalogs) I have to delete?
    >
    > > If you know how lon you want to retain these files set the
    > > expiration times or number of completed job logs in Tools/Options
    > > \Catalogs and \Job History

    >
    > No, I want do it manually
    >
    > bye


  5. Re: How to delete old logs and catalogs of no longer existing TapeSets?

    Ken Putnam wrote:

    > You need to make that decision youself, based I would guess on the time
    > stamp of the catlaog files themselves.


    Dont sound like the recommended way but you are the only one
    answering.
    What about this many many .tmp files in catalog directory. Can I delete
    them?

    bye

  6. Re: How to delete old logs and catalogs of no longer existing TapeSets?

    As far as I'm concerned, anything with a .TMP extention is fair game for
    removal. That's the whole purpose of .TMP files, right? Used fo
    temporaray purposed during a job, but not needed after the job is done.

    ZZT wrote:
    >
    > Ken Putnam wrote:
    >
    > > You need to make that decision youself, based I would guess on the time
    > > stamp of the catlaog files themselves.

    >
    > Dont sound like the recommended way but you are the only one
    > answering.
    > What about this many many .tmp files in catalog directory. Can I delete
    > them?
    >
    > bye


  7. Re: How to delete old logs and catalogs of no longer existing TapeSets?

    On Mon, 17 Jul 2000 18:05:41 +0200, ZZT wrote:

    > Ken Putnam wrote:
    >
    > > Stop all BENT services
    > > delete the files you don't want, including the TOPCAT.IDX file
    > > restart the services

    >
    > How do I know, which files (catalogs) I have to delete?


    Restore Selections, Media View

    Select the 'family' you want to delete, right-click, select Delete. If
    jobs spanned tapes, all the spanned tapes are grouped together.
    Display the properties on a family to see which tapes are contained in
    that group.

    If you want to know the filename for any tape, find the tape in the
    Media pane, view its properties, and look at the Media ID. The
    filename should be the same as that, with a .u01 extension.

    --
    Mark Hill
    #include

  8. Re: How to delete old logs and catalogs of no longer existing TapeSets?

    On Tue, 18 Jul 2000 07:29:28 -0700, Ken Putnam wrote:

    > As far as I'm concerned, anything with a .TMP extention is fair game for
    > removal. That's the whole purpose of .TMP files, right? Used fo
    > temporaray purposed during a job, but not needed after the job is done.


    It's a pity that after several updates to Backup Exec, VERITAS'
    programmers still can't be bothered to delete the tmp files when
    they're no longer needed.

    We manually delete over 200 of them every week.

    --
    Mark Hill
    #include

  9. Re: How to delete old logs and catalogs of no longer existing TapeSets?

    Mark Hill wrote:

    > It's a pity that after several updates to Backup Exec, VERITAS'
    > programmers still can't be bothered to delete the tmp files when
    > they're no longer needed.
    > We manually delete over 200 of them every week.


    Thats why and the reason, that they are kept, although no abnormal
    program termination I was not sure. So I can delete all .tmp-files in
    catalog-directory without any doubts? Do I have to stop all services for
    that?

    bye

  10. Re: How to delete old logs and catalogs of no longer existing TapeSets?

    Mark Hill wrote:

    > > How do I know, which files (catalogs) I have to delete?

    > Restore Selections, Media View
    > Select the 'family' you want to delete, right-click, select Delete.


    thanks for that - are also the catalogsfiles deleted? (thats my aim)
    I would expect, that BackupExec would delete the catalogs of deleted
    media-sets itself.

    bye

  11. Re: How to delete old logs and catalogs of no longer existing TapeSets?


    Mark, on this topic: I, too, need to free up disk space and am wondering about
    deleting old catalog files. You state that each tape requires its own catalog
    file. What I don't understand, then, is why we have catalog files corresponding
    to tape Media ID's but whose date-stamps don't match the time that the tape
    was last written to. Are you certain that the catalog file for an entire
    tape backup set isn't stored in just one file? My gut instinct is that any
    file that hasn't been written to since January I ought to be able to delete,
    since I only want to keep catalogs for 45 days.

    Thanks in advance for any words of wisdom.

    Mike Reynolds
    University of Washington Libraries
    Seattle, USA

    Mark Hill wrote:
    >On Mon, 17 Jul 2000 18:05:41 +0200, ZZT wrote:
    >
    >> Ken Putnam wrote:
    >>
    >> > Stop all BENT services
    >> > delete the files you don't want, including the TOPCAT.IDX file
    >> > restart the services

    >>
    >> How do I know, which files (catalogs) I have to delete?

    >
    >Restore Selections, Media View
    >
    >Select the 'family' you want to delete, right-click, select Delete. If
    >jobs spanned tapes, all the spanned tapes are grouped together.
    >Display the properties on a family to see which tapes are contained in
    >that group.
    >
    >If you want to know the filename for any tape, find the tape in the
    >filename should be the same as that, with a .u01 extension.
    >
    >--
    >Mark Hill
    >#include



  12. Re: How to delete old logs and catalogs of no longer existing TapeSets?

    You can delete any of the U01 files that you want to. Even if you delete the catalog
    files, as long as the tape is still available, you can re-catalog and restore. Just
    takes a little longer.



    Mike Reynolds wrote:

    > Mark, on this topic: I, too, need to free up disk space and am wondering about
    > deleting old catalog files. You state that each tape requires its own catalog
    > file. What I don't understand, then, is why we have catalog files corresponding
    > to tape Media ID's but whose date-stamps don't match the time that the tape
    > was last written to. Are you certain that the catalog file for an entire
    > tape backup set isn't stored in just one file? My gut instinct is that any
    > file that hasn't been written to since January I ought to be able to delete,
    > since I only want to keep catalogs for 45 days.
    >
    > Thanks in advance for any words of wisdom.
    >
    > Mike Reynolds
    > University of Washington Libraries
    > Seattle, USA
    >
    > Mark Hill wrote:
    > >On Mon, 17 Jul 2000 18:05:41 +0200, ZZT wrote:
    > >
    > >> Ken Putnam wrote:
    > >>
    > >> > Stop all BENT services
    > >> > delete the files you don't want, including the TOPCAT.IDX file
    > >> > restart the services
    > >>
    > >> How do I know, which files (catalogs) I have to delete?

    > >
    > >Restore Selections, Media View
    > >
    > >Select the 'family' you want to delete, right-click, select Delete. If
    > >jobs spanned tapes, all the spanned tapes are grouped together.
    > >Display the properties on a family to see which tapes are contained in
    > >that group.
    > >
    > >If you want to know the filename for any tape, find the tape in the
    > >filename should be the same as that, with a .u01 extension.
    > >
    > >--
    > >Mark Hill
    > >#include



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