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I hope that I am in the right catagory.  Anyway...if anyone is well versed with Retrospect I would greatly appreciate some assistance.  We are running the 6.5 version.  The backup is setup to backup to the hard drive on the server. This was setup before me...well the hard drive is now full and not backing up.  How do I delete backups out of Retrospect.  Anyone who is versed in this software will understand when I say...do I "forget" volumes, backup sets or snapshots?  And a few pointers on how to do this would be wonderful as well!!!
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The backups should be created in folders on the destination drive. Most commonly "Retrospect Backup" under this folder if it was set to generate a new complete backup every time then you will find multiple sub-folders for each backup. Find the oldest and start deleting.

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Oh yes, and it would be a good Idea to use the Repair Catalog option after you delete anything from your backups.
Also, here is an example of my backup folder path
G:\Retrospect\Backup Set A\1-Backup Set A

g being the drive letter
Retrospect obviously the program
Backup Set A is the folder for the configured backup
and 1-Backup Set A is the first run of the backup.

Sometimes there is only one folder with multiple files. if this is the case you may notice that those files are pretty big, check the file dates and see what you want to get rid of.

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Thanks D for your help.  I got the problem taken care of before receiving your comments but still will keep advice as I'm sure I will need it in the future.  
Thanks so much!!!
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