How to recover the Backup Exec Database from the BEDB backup file

Article:TECH65053  |  Created: 2008-01-12  |  Updated: 2012-07-09  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH65053
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Issue



How to recover the Backup Exec Database from the BEDB backup file.


Solution



Below are the procedure need to recover a Backup Exec database from BEDB backup file:

Warning Following the procedure listed below will lose any current job and media information in the database and should only be carried out on stand alone media servers that are not using the SAN storage option (SSO) or Central Admin Server option (CASO)


Preparation:

Note: Before performing this procedure a backup of database should be taken.

Stop the Backup Exec services (Tools>Backup Exec Services>Stop all services)

  1. Stop the SQL instance service
    • 10.0 and older default service is MSSQL$BKUPEXEC
    • 10d and newer default service is SQL Server (BKUPEXEC)
  2. Copy the Data, and Catalog folders to a different location
    • 10.0 and older default location is C:\Program Files\Veritas\Backup Exec\NT
    • 10d and newer default location is C:\Program Files\Symantec\Backup Exec\
  3. Start the SQL instance stopped in step 2, followed by the Backup Exec application services


For Backup Exec Version 10.0 and older:

 

    1. Use Windows Explorer and browse to C:\Program Files\Veritas\Backup Exec\NT

    2. Double left click on run BEUtility.exe

    3. Right-Click on 'All Media Servers' in the tree and select 'New Media Server' from the menu.

    4. Enter the server name in the top line and then click OK.

    5. Left Click on the server name in the right window and, in the task bar down the left side click 'Recover Database' under Database Tasks.

    6. At the window displayed, select the option for 'Drop existing database and reload from backup' and click OK.

    NOTE: This will then read the BEDB.BAK file.

    7. Assuming there are no errors once it completes, close the recover window but leave BEUtility open.

    NOTE: The Backup Exec services should have started again as part of this.

    8. Open Backup Exec again and check that the Jobs are displayed in the Job Setup tab and that Job history is listing completed jobs.

    9. Go to the Media tab and confirm all media is properly inventoried.


For Backup Exec Version 10d and newer:

 

    1. Use Windows Explorer and browse to C:\Program Files\Symantec\Backup Exec\

    2. Double left click on run BEUtility.exe

    3. Click on 'All Media Servers' in the tree, select the server name in the right window.

    4. In the task bar down the left side click 'Recover Database' under Database Tasks.

    5. At the window displayed, select the option for 'Drop existing database and reload from backup' and click OK.

    NOTE
    : This will then read the BEDB.BAK file.

    6. Assuming there are no errors once it completes, close the recover window but leave BEUtility open.

    NOTE
    : The Backup Exec services should have restarted.

    7. Open Backup Exec again and check that the Jobs are displayed in the Job Setup tab and that Job history is listing completed jobs.

    8. Go to the Media tab and confirm all media is properly inventoried.



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