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Arcserve initialize database

My harddisk is out of space now. Can reinitializing Arcserve database free up the space? When I try to reinitialize the database, I get error: Failed to initialize database. Please close other Arcserve application to try again.

However, no other Arcserve application was opened.
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dovidmichelCommented:
Try closing the ARCserve Manager. Also if there is another system with the ARCserve Manager pointing to this one it can cause the problem. If all else fails restart the system.

Most likely you will only have to initialize the astpsdat database since it contains the most data. That way only the listing of files and directories is lost.
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xuser112399Author Commented:
Managed to reinitialize the database and free up 1.7GB! Will close this question if backup complete tomorrow morning.

Cheers,
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dovidmichelCommented:
You might want to consider reducing the retention time for the DB Pruning job. The default is 30 days, but if you can get by with less then the Database will be maintained at a smaller size and hopefully prevent this problem from coming up again.

To modify the DB prune job go into the ARCserve Server Admin, select the cog&wrench icon for Configuration and then Database tab. There you can configure the DB Prune job.
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xuser112399Author Commented:
Thanks for the advice. Changed it to 15 days.

Cheers,
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