RES: Delete Old McAfee Dats

Rodrigo Scarano rscarano at
Tue Jul 22 15:11:07 IST 2003

Txs Mariano, i will follow your sugestions... ;-).

Rodrigo Scarano
Target Sistemas
rscarano at

-----Mensagem original-----
De:     MailScanner mailing list [mailto:MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK] Em nome de
Mariano Absatz
Enviada em:     Terça-feira, 22 de Julho de 2003 11:00
Assunto:        Re: Delete Old McAfee Dats

Yes, you can delete the old dat directories.

There's no "frequency" to do this, you should do it when you're sure the
newer dat has no problems.

I think of two different schemes:

1) You could delete the old directory(ies) after 2 or 3 days passed from the
last update if nothing went wrong (every now and then there can be updates
that are broken, though they're usually followed by a newer update fixing

2) You could manage to keep, for instance, the current dat directory plus
or two old ones, regardless of time.

El 22 Jul 2003 a las 10:09, Rodrigo Scarano escribió:

> Hello all
> I use MS with McAfee and I have a simple question.
> The auto-update-script creates a new directory for the new dat (when it's
> find one on ftp) and keep the old dats for backup. I thing I can delete
> some frequency this old Dat directories. Is thar correct ???
> Regards,
> Rodrigo Scarano
> Target Sistemas
> rscarano at

Mariano Absatz
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