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BE 2010 R3 Cataloging process

Created: 05 Dec 2013 | 3 comments

Hi.  I've created a B2D folder containing numerous existing 4Gb BKF files in order to do a system recovery.  By right-clicking the folder (in BE devices) I can Inventory it.

However, in order to Catalog it I have to right-click one of the BKF files.

My question is - does it matter which BKF file I select for Cataloging?  For example, should it be the oldest file or will BE catalog the entire folder regardless of which file I choose.

As you may guess this is my first encounter with Backup Exec..

Richard.

 

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lmosla's picture

Hello, take a look at this is an excellent blog about cataloging http://www.symantec.com/connect/articles/backup-exec-catalogs  

Hope this helps

EDIT:

You can select them all by holding down the shift key.

pkh's picture

You should catalog all the .bkf files at one go.  Otherwise, you would run into a problem with the sequence.

Richard.J.S's picture

Thanks for the input. 

If I select N files then it creates N Catalog jobs and each one processes many Gb of data - certainly much more than 4Gb per job.  If I select just one then that one job also processes many Gb (400+ so far).

I'm experimenting as I've got 350 files to catalog off a very slow NAS box..

Edit:

As I've got  "Request all media" ticked does that mean that cataloging just one file will automatically look for any BKF files that follow it in the backup sequence?