I'm running Backup Exec 8.60 and have noticed the following directory:
C:\Program Files\VERITAS\Backup Exec\NT\Catalogs has a large number of
files ending in .U01 (Catalog files) with dates that go back for years, and are very large in size.
My question is, I have only five (5) tapes for the purpose of backing up my server on only the days of Monday through Friday, and then I just reuse the tapes starting at the beginning of the week. I only need it for the week.
My concern is I get the alert message that there is not enough disk space available to write the on-disk catalogs. Please free some space on the volume and retry the operation.
Do I need to keep the old .U01 files around, or can I just delete them, and keep the most current one? Or is there one catalog for each tape?
I have just one backup job defined that runs each day (Mon - Fri); however, there are other jobs listed (multiple restores that I don't use or need).
Will eliminating the restore jobs remove the catalogs? Mind you there is not a one to one correlation to the jobs to catalogs that I can see in the job definitions.
So, can someone tell me what I can do to clean up this directory and also to have my backups run even faster too?
Also, what about the other files in that directory (e.g.: *.TMP, *.SM, *.FDD, *.idx and *.idb).
Thank you in advance for your help and support.