Delete data after backups

Last post 07-01-2020, 10:01 AM by StorageGuy007. 1 replies.
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  • Delete data after backups
    Posted: 06-30-2020, 1:29 PM

    We have a policy when we backup data from a termed user, we delete the folder off of the file server once it was backed up. This worked well when we were on Backup Exec because there was an option in the backup job to do this. Now, since we have moved to Commvault at the end of January 2020, I do not see how to do this. Is there a way, once we backup to oiur disk library that we can delete the source folder? Please let me know.


    Ed Reber
  • Re: Delete data after backups
    Posted: 07-01-2020, 10:01 AM

    Hi Ed,

    you can accomplish the same thing with CV using a feature called "Ad Hoc" archive.

    https://documentation.commvault.com/commvault/v11/article?p=94181.htm

    so basically you create a new backupset/subclient and set the rules on the subclient to not leave a stub after the backup so that the data is removed after the backup completes.

    create a directive file that has the folder location and pass that to an XML file via command line.  

    this method ignores any rules set on the subclient about access time or modified time and simply removes whatever is in the directive file.

    ./qoperation execute -af ad_hoc_backup_template.xml -clientName client_name -backupsetName backup_set_name -subclientName subclient_name -onDemandInputFile absolute_path_to_directive_file.txt


    Gary Seibak
    Technical Account Manager - Commvault
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