I have just tried it with the GUI with a 18.104.22.168 client where the data
was backed up with the 22.214.171.124 client and I have the same issue as you.
The GUI doesn't seem to show inactive directories, and their
sub-directories which *should* be available for the option 'delete
inactive' or 'delete all'
However, using the tried and tested methodology of troubleshooting, I
used the command line. The command line does indeed show the inactive
objects available for delete UNDER the high level directory structure,
but not the directory itself (probably a *feature* and why it doesn't
show in the GUI)
If your directory was called 'actlogs', then from the TSM command line,
delete backup c:\actlogs\* -deltype=inactive -pick
This will show the items, remove the '-pick' and you will delete
****I don't need to tell you that using a wild card with this operation
could be extremely dangerous if you make a mistake with pathname, so
take care. Otherwise you are into DB restore territory.
Failing this, raise a PMR with IBM support and wait for the GUI to get
From: ADSM: Dist Stor Manager [mailto:ADSM-L AT VM.MARIST DOT EDU] On Behalf Of
Sent: 21 June 2006 17:39
To: ADSM-L AT VM.MARIST DOT EDU
Subject: [ADSM-L] Delete Backup Data - client version
I am hoping to use 'Delete Backup Data' function of a 5.3.4 client
(Server version 126.96.36.199). I have a large folder (150gb) that was renamed
and, consequently backed up again with a different name and the original
marked inactive - when this occured the client version was 188.8.131.52.
When I browse 'Delete Inactive Objects' I don't see this inactive folder
and its contents. Is this because the backup and inactivation was done
using a 5.2.x client? Is there another way round this - if I create a
management class with 0 value retention won't I need to restore the
inactive data in order to rebind it to the new mgmclass?
Any help appreciated.
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