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How to delete data from a Backupset?

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I have been running a backup that did backup some unwanted directories/drives, meaning that my external harddrive where my backupset resides on was filled with a lot of unecessary data (about 100Gbyte extra) and that I would like to get rid of. As my space on my external HD is limited.

 

How can I physically and permanently remove data from a backupset to allow me to shrink it back to a desired size?

 

I know about grooming , but I want to get rid of entire drives/paths backed up.

 

 

or is it once backuped you are screwed if you accidently got unwanted stuff into the backupset?

 

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/Andy

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Hi

 

Assuming you are using a disk backup set.

 

Go to configure-> backup sets->%backup set name% and click properties.

On the snapshots tab remove any of the snapshots you don't want. Then go to the options tab and select grooming from the "meida action" menu. That will remove the snapshots from your backup.

 

Thanks

nate

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Thanks

 

That of course could work, but what I Was looking for was the ability to delete a specific client, drive or path from all existing snapshots in the Backupset.

 

//Andy

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