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    i have tried to free disk space on a network attached storage device. it is mostly used for backing up our machines. we use backup exec 9.1 for windoes servers. the situation:
     i have retired b2d files and deleted them from with in B.E. 9.1 in order to free disk space. none was freed. i have also attempted to deleted the b2d files from windows explorer, they disappeared from there but are still listed in B.E, and there it still no change in free space.

i can delete other things from the NAS device and free space. how do i free up space? be is taking over 2.66TB and there is no need for all of this.
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by:andyalder
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Inventory the B2D folders. http://support.veritas.com/docs/240876 
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by:buddajah
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this is not a solution - the B2D folders are currently being used. i need to regain the free space without eliminating the back up folders. some of those b2d files we need. this is why i specified regaing space by eliminating the b2d files not folders.
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Have you inventoried the B2D folders?
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by:buddajah
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in what way do you mean inventory ? they are there. some are overwritable and some r not. they have dates. the backups are being stored in folder by pc name. let me know if you need cetin specifics and i will do my best tell u. i am new to B.E. and i do  not hold it in high regard.
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by:andyalder
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Just follow the doc above and miss out the bits that you don't need.

Delete any old .bkf files (shouldn't need to but maybe your overwrite and append settings are wrong).
Empty recycle bin.
Inventory the B2D folders by right clicking on them and selecting inventory.
If your B2D folders aren't on an exclusive disk then you have to tell BE to reserve so much disk space for other programs under the advanced tab of the B2D folders' properties or you'll get unexpected end of media when the hard disk is full.
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