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Does the .bkf files a requirement for restoring from backup exec

Created: 16 Aug 2013 • Updated: 22 Aug 2013 | 3 comments
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I been some time since I have work with backup exec, and I wondering if the bkf files, are a requirement if I need to preform a restore from backup exec?

I are fill up my harddrive which locking up current Jobs.



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Donald Eady's picture


     These files are needed to perform a restore in backup exec.. Unless you have duplicated the sets to tape "offsite" in which case you could inventory and catalog then restore from them. Also the BKF's should not be deleted from the storage location but rather through the console... What version of B.E. are you using

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teiva-boy's picture

BKF = Your data!  All backups to disk are made into these BFK's.

There is an online portal, save yourself the long hold times. Create ticket online, then call in with ticket # in hand :-) "We backup data to restore, we don't backup data just to back it up."

pkh's picture

You should adjust your OPP so that you are overwriting the older .bkf files at the correct so that your disk does not fill up.  Do read the Media Management chapter in the Admin Guide which can be found in the BE installation directory.