Backup Exec 9.1 cant catalog tapes that were backed up by different version of Backup Exec
I’m in desperate need of help. I will begin with brief explanation of the issue I’m facing and I’m sure one of you geniuses has an answer to this.
I have backup exec 9.1 installed on server 2003 x32 SP2. What I’m trying to do is restore some of the older tapes with BE 9.1. I can inventory the tapes but when i try to run the catalog it just runs for hours without any errors. I inherited this server and have no experience with this software as we don’t use this anymore.
I believe at one point our company was using BE 8 and then upgraded to BE 9.1 and i think this is where the issue is. BE 9.1 for some reason can’t catalog the tapes. Since i have very minimal experience with this product i don’t know where to start.
All i want to do is pull the data off of the old tapes that may have been written in different version of the BE Veritas and restore it to a local driver. Once the data is re-stored i will use NTbackup to back the data to the LTO 5 tapes.
Can someone please help me out here? I would really appreciate it.