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Backup Exec 2010 R3 SP3-System State Backup

Created: 25 Aug 2013 | 4 comments

Hi All,

I’m just trying to take system state backup using backup exec 2010 R3 SP3.

After successful backup, I get two files (.bkf & IMG folder), should I keep it? Or I can delete it.

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pkh's picture

You should keep both files and you should not rename the .bkf file.

f.istaitieh's picture

thanks for your support,

but please note that both of them have the same size.

what is the content of this folder?


pkh's picture

The folder contains your backup set and it is needed when you do a restore. The img folder is created by a GRT backup and the .bkf file is created by a non-GRT backup.

Just leave the contents of your storage alone.  BE will take care of them.  If you mess with the storage contents, you might accidentally cause them to be not usable.

VJware's picture

Verbatim from a KB article -

Data that is targeted to a backup-to-disk folder is stored in media with a B2D prefix (for example, B2D00001). When Granular Restore Technology (GRT)is enabled, two media are created in the backup-to-disk folder. One media has an IMG prefix (IMG00001) and the other has a B2D prefix. The IMG media stores the GRT data, while the B2D media acts as a pointer.