[Networker] How to delete a client file index?

2011-02-06 19:24:19
Subject: [Networker] How to delete a client file index?
From: George Sinclair <George.Sinclair AT NOAA DOT GOV>
Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2011 19:20:13 -0500

Running 7.5.1 on Linux RH.

I have some old clients that I want to remove from disk because they're taking up space and licenses. I have their NSR client resource information saved, including the clientid - not that I couldn't get that from the media database - but just in case. I also have full backups of their indexes. I don't need these anymore.
Can I just remove the NSR client resources from NMC and then run 'nsrck
-R -Y client'. Is that all I need to do? Is that the correct order?
Also, why not just run 'rm -rf client'. I mean, aside from the obvious
possibility for horrible mistype, does the nsrck command accomplish
anything more or better?
Even if NW was somehow trying to prune the index when you ran it, what
difference would it make if you don't need it anymore?


George Sinclair
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