Sridhar246
3 Argentium

Re: Avamar - Bulk Delete of Backup Jobs

Never actually thought of deleting the client, I was told (by the previous backup admin) to always retire a client.

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ionthegeek
4 Beryllium

Re: Avamar - Bulk Delete of Backup Jobs

Deletion is instant and permanent (after confirmation, of course) so retiring the client is a valid option to minimize the possibility of human error. Which you use depends on how confident you are, I suppose.

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dthatcher1
1 Copper

Re: Avamar - Bulk Delete of Backup Jobs

It is possible, but you need to change the retention first in Backup Management and then Retire the Client under Administration View.

Under your Edit: note,

No, retiring does not by default cause all backups to be deleted, by default it retires and keeps all saves and allows them to be removed when the saves expire as do all backups.

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ionthegeek
4 Beryllium

Re: Avamar - Bulk Delete of Backup Jobs

It is possible, but you need to change the retention first in Backup Management and then Retire the Client under Administration View.

When you retire a client, you are given three options:

  • Retire client and retain backups with existing expiration date.
  • Retire client and retain all backups indefinitely.
  • Retire client and reset backup expiration date.

If you select the option to retire the client and reset the backup expiration date, you can select a new expiration date from the date widget so you generally would not need to change the retention first.

No, retiring does not by default cause all backups to be deleted, by default it retires and keeps all saves and allows them to be removed when the saves expire as do all backups.

Correct.

dookie3
1 Copper

Re: Avamar - Bulk Delete of Backup Jobs

I think the other thing to consider when removing backup's on a deduplication backup software like Avamar is that there will be many similar chunks so removing 15 days of backup's may not be the silver bullet for everyone. You really need to find data that is unique and hopefully not required as this will normally yield the most returns for risk

dpnctl
1 Copper

Re: Avamar - Bulk Delete of Backup Jobs

I have composed a script myself to identify & delete backups . However it does it in 2 steps, 1 identify, 2 delete

I have used my own logic to develop this

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TEmily
1 Copper

Re: Avamar - Bulk Delete of Backup Jobs

By chance would you be willing to share your script?  We are having the same scenerio and have been going back and forth for weeks now.  In the meantime, we have now reached 90%.

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Moderator
Moderator

Re: Avamar - Bulk Delete of Backup Jobs

Hey,

Use special script provided by EMC Avamar Support might be able to meet your need. Please try to contact EMC Avamar Support.

Hope this can help you.

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isabellecaleb
2 Bronze

Re: Avamar - Bulk Delete of Backup Jobs

can we use the  script  KB-333438 , specifically for an avamar datadomain integrated system

avamar_exorcist
3 Argentium

Re: Avamar - Bulk Delete of Backup Jobs

isabellecaleb wrote:

can we use the  script  KB-333438 , specifically for an avamar datadomain integrated system

Yes you can

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