> George Sinclair
> 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?
The few times I've done this (long ago*), I've was advised (by Sun
support, back when they were still Sun and supported Networker :-/ ) to:
1. Delete the client from the management interface (nwadmin in those days)
2. Stop Networker
3. Delete, rename or move the client directory(s)
4. Restart Networker
* We seem to have the luxury of clients going away far too rarely...
usually they're showing up instead :-)
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