CatTools naming convention
Troubleshoot 'Number of device specific dated files to retain' option not working:
If you have set
Number of device specific dated files to retain but the activity is deleting all files, it is likely due to using a custom file naming convention, rather than using the default CatTools file naming convention.
CatTools default naming convention uses, in this backup activity example, the naming convention:
However, if you are using a convention which does not place a period mark (
.) at the end of the device name, such as
Cisco_Router_2., CatTools may not group the files relating to the device correctly. As demonstrated below, if you are using a file naming convention such as:
CatTools is unable to group the
Cisco_Router_2 files together correctly. Therefore all files are deleted.
The solution is to change the dash (
- ) in your custom naming convention to a period (
.). For example: