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Delete a catalog

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To delete a catalog

  1. Open Backup.

    The Backup or Restore Wizard starts by default, unless it is disabled.

  2. Click the Advanced Mode link on the Backup or Restore Wizard.

  3. On the Restore and Manage Media tab, right-click the backup set that contains the catalog you want to delete.

  4. Click Delete catalog if the backup set has been saved to a file, or click Delete from system if the backup set has been saved to a tape.


  • To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Administrators group on the local computer, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority. If the computer is joined to a domain, members of the Domain Admins group might be able to perform this procedure. As a security best practice, consider using Run as to perform this procedure.

  • To start Backup, click Start, point to All programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Backup.

  • Use this procedure only if you have a damaged or lost tape or file and you want to delete it from the on-disk catalog.

  • If you click Delete catalog, this procedure will delete the on-disk catalog for the selected backup set. It will not delete the backup file.

  • If you click Delete catalog from system, this procedure will delete the on-disk catalog for the selected backup set, and it will delete the tape from the Removable Storage database if the tape is offline. It will not delete the on-media catalog that is on the tape.

  • You can restore a catalog for a file or a tape by clicking the Restore and Manage Media tab, right-clicking File or the tape you want to catalog, and then clicking Catalog file or Catalog. For more information on creating a catalog, see Related Topics.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

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