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Cannot delete BEVspCacheFile

Posted on 2006-05-17
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Last Modified: 2008-01-09
I use Vertias Backup Exec 9.0 and it dumped a 12GB cache file that I cannot delete.  This is the exact error I get:
Cannot delete _BEVspCacheFile_16: There has been a sharing violation.
The source or destination file may be in use.
I took ownership and full permissions of the file, I disabled the backup service on the server where the file resides, and I still can't delete it.
Any ideas on how to delete this 12GB cache file?
Question by:davidebrannan
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One of the possible reasons you can't delete a file (or directory) is that you don't have the rights to do so. It is possible to have Create and Modify rights without having Delete rights. Another possibility is that the file itself (or, more probably, the extended attributes of the file—its metadata) is corrupt.

You can also fail to delete a file (or the directory that file is in) if a file is being accessed remotely, either via DCOM or a shared directory.

Some applications have their own little quirks. Visual Basic has a number of these, including the inability to compile an ActiveX component (in some cases) until you have exited VB, then reopened it again. This normally occurs after you have run the application from design time and you get a "Permission Denied" when you try to compile it. Or you can use the Open command to open a file from VB and then stop the program during design time before closing the file. Normally, you can get back to square one by closing VB and opening it again.

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You disabled the service... have you made sure the service is turned to manual and not automatic and then rebooted the machine to make sure it stays off?

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g127404 earned 500 total points
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McKnife earned 500 total points
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To delete it, use either delinvfile or unlocker, google finds them.

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