Backup Exec 12.0 and 12.5 - Catalog Dump (CATDUMP) Utility

Article:TECH87173  |  Created: 2008-01-11  |  Updated: 2012-02-01  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH87173
Article Type
Technical Solution

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Issue



Backup Exec 12.0 and 12.5 - Catalog Dump (CATDUMP) Utility


Solution



Symantec Backup Exec (tm) 12.0 and 12.5 for Windows Servers now has a utility to export the contents of the Backup Exec Catalog file to a text file.
 

 
To use this utility:
 
1. Backup Exec 12.0 or 12.5 for Windows Servers must be installed*
 
2. CatDump.exe must be copied to the directory where Backup Exec is installed (Default C:\Program Files\Symantec\Backup Exec).
 

 
*Note: Even though Backup Exec 12.0 or 12.5 for Windows Servers is required to run this utility, catalogs from any previous version of Backup Exec can be exported.
 

 
Usage: CatDump filename [Parameters]
 
Optional parameters are defined as follows:
 
Parameters have the format "KEYWORD=VALUE"
 
Abbreviations: KEYWORDS can be abbreviated by the minimum number of
 
characters needed to identity them (e.g. T for TABDELIM)
 

 
SETNUM=number (only used with family GUID) DEFAULT:-1 (all sets)
 
TABDELIM=Y|N or 1|0 - DEFAULT:Y
 
HEADERS=Y|N|O or 1|0|O (include set header information, O=header only) - DEFAULT:Y
 
VALIDATEONLY=Y|N or 1|0 - DEFAULT:N
 
WAIT=Y|N or 1|0 (wait for key press to terminate) - DEFAULT:N
 

 
Status: (first character)
 
S - File was split by end of media.
 
C - File was continued from previous media.
 
X - File image on media is corrupt.
 

 
Example:
 
Catalog directory: C:\Program Files\Symantec\Backup Exec\Catalogs
 
Catalog file: {A018199C-8617-11D1-ABBE-0000-F832B476}.fh
 
Desired Output File: C:\Catalog.txt
 

 
The command would be:
 
catdump "C:\Program Files\Symantec\Backup Exec\Catalogs\{A018199C-8617-11D1-ABBE-0000-F832B476}.fh" > C:\Catalog.txt
 
The console may go into a non-responsive state while generating the text file. Process is complete when the C: prompt returns.
 

 

 

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Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH87173


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