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Can I restore if the second tape is missing? (one backup job with two tapes)

Created: 14 May 2013 | 3 comments

The data doesn't not fit into one tape and it was appended to the second tape.  The problem I am facing is that the second tape was over written.

Can I still able catalog the first tape and restore the data from it?

Thanks.

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pkh's picture

Yes.  You can. When you do your catalog, uncheck the request media in sequence option and “Use storage media-based catalogs” option.

Colin Weaver's picture

to qualify pkh's answer you can as long as it is a standard file system backup job - if it is something like an Exchange or VMware agent job then no you will not be able to restore.