Backup Exec 2012 Catalog Job
Where do you go to see an active catalog job?
I wanted to catalog a tape to view what was on it and it then asked for more tapes which were offsite so I could not immediately retrieve them.I then wanted to simply cancel the job but could not find anywhere to do this and then this morning I find that it held up all the backup jobs for that night.Unable to find where to go and cancel the catalog job I had to restart all the services so the catalog job "failed" and then all the backed up scheduled backup jobs kicked off.
Why is this so hard to do or find ? Why cant I simply see ALL of the active jobs in the same place as I could before ? Then again, how do I catalog tape and then know that it has fininshed or is running? I have a DRP excercise in two weeks and I seriously doubt whether I am going to be able to achieve what I did in BE2010.
Also, I guess the ability to just right click on media and start a restore as we could before been taken away with server centric model?This also means we cant easily view what is actually backed up on the tape ? This was the reason I wanted to catalog the tape in the first place.
Since the upgrade to 2012 I have had to tweak it constantly and though I am happy it is backing up, having to restore this in a DRP situation without catalogs is going to be a challenge.You have taken away so many features that anybody who has any experience with BE products is familiar with, that Simple tasks have become technical nightmares. At the very least all the features we had before should be there to use and the "new " methods you are forcing on us be there on top so we can ease into it and appreciate why you are pushing this methodology.
I have been a 10 year BE user since verion 8 and it has been intuitive through all the upgrades but this is something else.