Symantec Backup Exec Catalog File Clean Up

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Can old Symantec Backup Exec (12.0) catalog files be removed without effecting the application? Currently there are about 3 years worth of catalog files in the catalog directory of BE. We're not having problems with the application, just curious if any clean up can be done.
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Yes you can. It is best to stop the services, delete those you no longer want, then restart the services. The only thing is that if you would need to go to a tape that far back and restore, you would then have to catalog the tapes before the system would know what is on them.


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