How to REMOVE CATALOG ENTRIES FOR CONTENT RE-ARCHIVAL
Often times, it is required to re-archive files. This can occur when certain files or entire tapes have failed verification and need to be re-archived. DNA Evolution tracks if a file is on tape by its catalog entry. It checks against this entry to make sure if the file should be re-archived. If a file entry is removed from the catalog, DNA Evolution’s incremental sync engine will re-archive this file on the next run.
This SHOULD NOT BE ATTEMPTED by end users. It is recommended that only administrators perform this operation.
- Step 1: Mount the catalog file-system over the network. (See section “Mounting & Accessing the Catalog File-System)
- Step 2: Once mounted, you should be able to browse the catalog file-system.
- Step 3: Locate the archive that you want to manage the catalog entries for. The archive can be found by browsing to the catalog file-system and the archive sub-folder.
- Step 4: To remove catalog entries, browse into the /1/ folder and not the /metadata/ folder.
- Step 5: In the /1/ folder you will see your archives folder structure and files. You can locate the files or folders you want to remove.
- Step 6: BEFORE YOU DELETE ANY FILES OR FOLDERS, PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING WARNINGS
PLEASE ENSURE THAT NO JOBS ARE CURRENTLY ARCHIVING OR RESTORING TO/FROM THAT ARCHIVE. ALL ARCHIVE & RESTORE JOBS MUST BE DISABLED.
- Step 7: Once you have ensured that no jobs on that archive are active, you can delete file or folder entries in the catalog. The following are good precautionary steps to take:
- First move files out and then ensure the entries that you moved are the ones you wish to delete. If sure, then delete the moved files.
- Ensure you are moving out the catalog entries and not the real source files. Since the catalog mirrors the source folder structure, this can be confusing and can result in accidental deletion of source files. Hence the move is recommended as a precautionary step.
- Step 8: Once the entries are removed, you can re-enable the jobs and run them. Archive jobs will simply pick up all files whose catalog entries were removed.