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How to purge old, expired and 'nonexistent' backup sets in Symantec Backup Exec 2014

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We upgrade our Backup Exec 2012 to 2014 and after that I have not been able to figure out how to remove old backup sets.

Backup Sets that are associated with known media can be removed by 'expiring them'. However Backup Sets that do not have know media (storage status: Unknown) wont get removed even though they are Expired.

Some of these old Backup Sets are remnants from years away (failed and temporary medias) and they are never coming back. In Backup Exec 2012 I could manually remove these Backup sets one by one. Is there a way to achieve the same with Backup Exec 2014?

Here's a screenshot to illustrate the issue.

Expired backups in Backup Exec 2014
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