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Backup Exec 2010 - shrink Catalogs

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We use Symantec Backup Exec 2010 R2

I can see, that the folder Catalogs under Backup Exec is growing - it is now on 35Gb.

I know that it uses this catalog to keep track of backup sets.
But is the a way to shrink this catalog?
Where do I set up, how much or for how long to save in the catalog?
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You can set the catalogs to be deleted after a certain time.

Tools - Options - Settings - Catalog - Truncate Catalog after

And then make sure you schedule database maintenance.

Tools - Options - Settings - Database Maintenance

You can re-create a catalog from a tape but it takes a long time, and usually when you want to recover somethign you are in a hurry.

You can also move yourcatalog to another place.
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Quick answer on my problem - perfect :-)
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