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How to delete Files in DFMFRepository?

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Hello to all,

by searching this forum I read, that the files in the DFMFRepository-Folders are critical and not to be deleted. It was mentioned, that these folders exist because of the 'Use distributed file medium format' option in the File-Library-Backup settings. Is it possible to disable this setting now and delete the files or what do I have to do do free the used disk-space?

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Markus
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Hi Markus,

You should be able to do the following.

1. Re-cycle the media you should now have in the file library
2. Modify the properties of the library and uncheck the DFMF format check box.
3. Run a new backup with a single file with no protection.
4. Re-cycle the 1 piece of media you should have in the library
5. Export that piece of media.
6. Remove the File Library
7. Remove the directory on the server

Cheers
Steve

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Hi Markus,

You should be able to do the following.

1. Re-cycle the media you should now have in the file library
2. Modify the properties of the library and uncheck the DFMF format check box.
3. Run a new backup with a single file with no protection.
4. Re-cycle the 1 piece of media you should have in the library
5. Export that piece of media.
6. Remove the File Library
7. Remove the directory on the server

Cheers
Steve

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Thank You Steve

please excuse me, I am pretty new to this system. Following your steps will surely keep the backups on the tapes and the DB safe. Am I taking you right, that this will not harm the backup schedules etc.?

Thank you for your help and patience.

Regards

Markus
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There is no danger to the rest of the system - I've removed some file libraries that way and everything else kept working fine.
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Thanks to you two. Works.
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