I deleted a bunch of B2D files and ran an inventory job on the folder. However, when I create a restore job I can still backup sets I actually deleted before.
How can update the database so that physically deleted B2D files don't show up anymore in the restore selection list?
The restore window shows information based on catalog files genarated during backup
Have you erased B2D files or you manually deleted them from the phyical location.
Erase job would have deleted the catalogs too. The backup sets will appear in the restore window
till the catalog retention period is not over.
I manually erased them from the physical location.
I think I'm gonna try this, hopefully it won't erase tape catalogs :)
So for the future, would you recommend to delete B2D files by using erase jobs?
Or should I move them to "retired" and manually delete the B2D files from disk?
the following article refers to "on-disk catalogs". I looked the catalogs folder, it also contains catalog data from Media Servers that only have tape backups. So I'm pretty sure by following the procedure described in the article, I would not only re-index my B2D folders but also lose my tape catalogs. Can you confirm that?
Well, re-indexing for some reason does not work. Anyway, I'm gonna call it a day and will continue to clean up my B2D folders next week by moving files to "retired" and then erase them in order to properly update the catalogs.