The scope of this post is to provide a procedure resolving a common issue whereby NetWorker does not recycle tapes due to index corruption.
nsrim be default is executed by nsrd after a savegrp completes it's cycle.
NetWorker provides the 'Inactivity Timeout' attribute in the Group resource for the ability to timeout and abort client savesets.
This procedure addresses how to reduce the index size by removing the oldest full save set and its dependencies.
You can also use manual methods to control the size of the client file indexes and the media database
Occasionally when performing a restore NetWorker is unable to browse the content of a saveset due to the saveset passing its browse period.
This article will illustrate the tools, concepts and techniques that you can use to develop your own custom NetWorker index management procedure.
A word of caution: before you begin removing a client, make sure you have a recent bootstrap backup; If we make any mistakes we can easily recover