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How to purge permanent archival jobs so they delete on our StoreOnce Catalyst

We currently have many archived backup jobs in our DP 9 cell manager we would like to purge and remove all catalog and data protection from, so we can reclaim that space on our StoreOnce Appliance. Do we simply find the permanent protectoed jobs in the Internal Database and right click and remove version, remove session or change the catalog protection and data protection to 1 day? So by tomorrow it will delete . WIll housekeeping on the StoreOnce take care of the rest?

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zzzzzxx
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Re: How to purge permanent archival jobs so they delete on our StoreOnce Catalyst

Forgot to mention we are using Virtual tapes VTLs and Stores on our StoreOnce Catalyst
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Re: How to purge permanent archival jobs so they delete on our StoreOnce Catalyst

Hi @zzzzzxx,

There are several options, but changing the Data Protection (to None, or something low such as 4 weeks / this is always relative to point in time of the original backup) in Internal Database => Sessions would be enough.

For StoreOnce Catalyst the media clean-up will kick in and delete the slot. This usually happens at least once a day at noon. 

For VTL this is a bit more complicated since there is no media clean-up. Data is marked as deleted as soon as the VTL cartridge is actively overwritten. To clean-up VTL media quickly you remove the protection first and then format the VTL cartridges with an expired protection. You need to force the operation from Data Protector.

In  both cases StoreOnce housekeeping will take care of the deleted data. This will take time. Look at the HK statistics in the StoreOnce GUI.

Regards,
Sebastian Koehler

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