Files are not deleted when using the 'Back up and delete the files' method using the Remote Agent for Linux Servers (RALUS).

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When using the 'Back up and delete the files' backup method with the Remote Agent for Linux Servers (RALUS), no files are deleted even when using root as the logon account to access the remote Linux server.

Error Message

A backup was created using the Back Up and Delete method, but the files were not deleted. You must use a Backup Exec logon account that contains credentials with superuser privileges to delete files from the \\\[ROOT] resource.


At the current time, there is no workaround for this issue.

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There are currently no plans to address this issue by way of a patch or hotfix in the current or previous versions of the software at the present time. This issue may be resolved in a future major revision of the software at a later time. However, this particular issue is not currently scheduled for any release.  If you feel this issue has a direct business impact for you and your continued use of the product, please contact your Symantec Sales representative or the Symantec Sales group to discuss these concerns.  For information on how to contact Symantec Sales, please see



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