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Backup Exec 9.1 Restore direct from USB drive via NAS

Created: 20 Mar 2013 | 5 comments

I can create a restore onto one of our NAS boxes, then save those files to a removable USB drive.

Is it then possible to restore the files on the USB drive directly through Veritas Backup Exec 9.1 without first having to copy them back onto the NAS box?

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CraigV's picture

So a redirected restore to the IP address of the NAS...this should work. Just make sure that the NAS is listed on the HCL to be safe, but a redirected restore would be the way to do it (\\IP_Address\ShareName).


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Jonshepp's picture

Thanks for advice, but i dont quite follow. I can backup directly to the USB drive and then restore. But if i copy the files from the NAS onto the USB drive i cant restore them. As there is no media catalog because the job hasnt originated from Veritas.

Colin Weaver's picture

I believe this will also apply to 9.1 - you should not flat file copy backup to disk files outside of the operation of Backup Exec itself (except for purposes of migration)

Now I am not sure 9.1 had the ability to run duplicate jobs so it is possible you might be a little bit limited in your options.

And yes to your original question BE has no way to understand that you moved the files to USB and manual steps will be required to return them you cannot restore directly from them.

Jonshepp's picture

Hi, Thanks for the advice, could you please point me in the direction of what the manual steps are?

Colin Weaver's picture

You have to get the files back into a Backup to disk folder and then run an inventory on that folder