When trying to delete a Device from Backup Exec a popup warning prevents the action and states that there are still jobs using the device. The option to re-target the job is never given.

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Problem

When trying to delete a Device from Backup Exec a popup warning prevents the action and states that there are still jobs using the device. The option to re-target the job is never given.

Error Message

The device (or media server) cannot be deleted because existing jobs or selection lists remain. you must select another target for these jobs or selection lists before you can delete the device or media server."



Solution

Please ensure that there are no jobs or policy templates using this device as a target by checking through the "Job Setup" section in the Backup Exec console.

If it is found that there are no existing jobs or templates using this device then the solution requires manual manipulation of the Backup Exec Database, please contact Veritas Technical Support in order to resolve this issue.

 

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