BE 2012 - Restoring From Old Server Tapes (LTO3)
I am currently having difficulties restoring the data from a previous server in production that used LTO3 tapes (fortunately that server is still up and running if I need it).
On my new server, I have successfully rebuilt the catalog database. I did this by:
- Copying the catalog data from the previous server to C:\Program Files\Symantec\Backup Exec\Catalog
- Stopping all Backup exec services
- Running the catrebuildindex.exe
- Starting all Backup Exec services and reopening program
The PROBLEM is that when I want to restore data, the current job just sits and displays "Ready; Invalid storage device"
I assuming that it is stating this because the associated tape needed for this restore is not in the library. My biggest frustration is that it is not prompting me for the tape that I needed to enter. The previous Backup Exec version would prompt me with the Barcode\Media Label of the tape in the catalog database... BE 2012 does not.
Furthermore, I cannot Restore by tape, only by server. Thus making it very difficult to determine which tape I need.
After going through all of this, it basically feels like rebuilding the catalog database was useless…
Does anyone have this same situation? Any help or input would be greatly appreciated!!!
Thanks in advance.