Setting the duration of Vault session files

Vault's session files are stored in the following directory:

You can configure the length of time NetBackup retains these files by using the NetBackup Administration Console.

To set the duration of Vault session files

  1. In the NetBackup Administration Console, select Host Properties.

  2. Select Master Server under Host Properties.

  3. In the right pane, right-click the master server and choose Properties.

  4. Select Clean-up.

  5. In the Delete vault logs field, set the length of time after which to delete the Vault working files.

    When the set time has elapsed, the entire sidxxx directory is deleted.

    You should plan to retain each sidxxx directory at least as long as the period of time over which you plan to span consolidated ejects. We suggest that you keep these directories at least a week longer than the consolidation span. If the sidxxx directory has been deleted, Vault will be unable to eject tapes or generate reports from that session.