[Veritas-bu] Catalog cleanup

2003-12-22 13:57:18
Subject: [Veritas-bu] Catalog cleanup
From: Mark.Donaldson AT experianems DOT com (Donaldson, Mark)
Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2003 11:57:18 -0700
Be sure also that you're using the binary catalog format. It's much tighter
than the older ascii format.


-----Original Message-----
From: mani.vasagan AT ubs DOT com [mailto:mani.vasagan AT ubs DOT com]
Sent: Monday, December 22, 2003 11:42 AM
To: Dale_Kramer AT steris DOT com; veritas-bu AT mailman.eng.auburn DOT edu
Subject: RE: [Veritas-bu] Catalog cleanup

Usually backup images will occupy most of the space. There are 3 options to
reduce size. 
1) using bpimage -compress -allclients - this will compress images, so size
would be reduced. On next restores (or browse) files will expand again.
2) catalogue backup and catalogue remove - For restores, recover the catalog
(bpcatlist will show the image is online or offline)
3) For images that no longer required, you may clean them using bpexpdate
command (You will not be get the images back apart from reimport)
     bpexpdate -m <mediaid> -d 0 will clear all images on the media or 
     bpexpdate -backupid <backupid> -d 0  - to clear based on backupid. 
Keeping reasonable period for retension and having sufficient space for db
will ease this maintenance.
Regards, Mani

-----Original Message-----
From: veritas-bu-admin AT mailman.eng.auburn DOT edu
[mailto:veritas-bu-admin AT mailman.eng.auburn DOT edu]On Behalf Of Kramer, Dale
Sent: Monday, 22 December, 2003 10:18 PM
To: veritas-bu AT mailman.eng.auburn DOT edu
Subject: [Veritas-bu] Catalog cleanup

Happy holidays,

We are running 4.5 on a solaris master.  Our catalog is about 13 gig in size
and filling up the filesystem.  Is there a command to clean up the catalog
to reduce the size?  



Dale P. Kramer
Senior Systems Administrator
STERIS Corporation
5960 Heisley Rd.
Mentor, OH 44060

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