How to delete catalogs in backup exec

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How to delete catalogs in backup exec
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With the Symantec Backup Exec application, you can backup your system files and deploy the software for use with multiple computers over a network. The media used to constantly back up your computer is stored as catalogue files within the Backup Exec software. The only way to make sure that the catalogue files are removed when the software gets full of the files is to schedule a certain amount of time for the files to remain on your computer.

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  1. 1

    Click the "Start" button from your desktop and then click the "All Programs" option. Click the "Symantec Backup Exec" option from the list of programs.

  2. 2

    Click the "Tools" option from the top toolbar menu once the Backup Exec application loads on your screen.

  3. 3

    Select the "Options" button and then the Options dialogue box will appear. Click the "Catalog" tab.

  4. 4

    Click the box next to the "Truncate catalogues after" field so that it's selected. Select "Months" or "Days" from the drop-down menu. For example, you can select seven days if you want the catalogues to be removed every seven days.

  5. 5

    Click the "OK" button to close out of the Options dialogue box and all of your changes will be saved.

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