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Deleting jobs and policies in Backup Exec

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I have the need to reconfigure my backup policies and jobs.  I wanted to clean up the current policies and jobs in Backup Exec 12.  I've been using these same policies and jobs for 2 years.  If I am to delete them, will I still be able to restore data that used these jobs?
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The restores do not depend on the backup jobs being in existance. I have deleted and recreated jobs, and later restored from old jobs. As long as you keep the catalogs and databases, you can browse and restore files.  
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Confirming what rbarnhardt says.

Think about it -- if the job still needed to exist to perform a restore, , you'd be in a heap of trouble if you ever had to do a bare metal restore, or restore data from a tape from a failed server in data center A, to a new server in data center B (in these cases, you do need to catalog or import the tape... but the data is still there and usable).
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as an added measure, document your current backup jobs and polices and then you can delete you rbackup jobs and policies. note you';ll still have to perform tape catlogs, and can even restore to different new servers as long as your tapes are not faulty and can be catlogged, and restoreable!
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Well, if the catalog folder is copied, that information will move the the new server. There is no need to catalog before a restore.
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