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Extract Data from Tape in to a different Domain?

Created: 21 Jan 2014 | 3 comments

Hi everyone, I have been set a task of extracting data from various LTO backups on to a new system using BackUp Exec 2010 and I was hoping someone out there could help?

The tapes were used on various W2K3 domains that are now no longer in use.

I have been asked to extract the data from the old tapes and put it back on into a new file structure on a new Domain to allow access and management of the data.

However as soon as I put the tape in it asks to to register the tape as it does not recognise it!

Is it possible to extract the info back in to a normal type file structure?

How would I get the Backup Exec to allow tapes to be restored/ recovered on to a new/ different domain...

I hope this is a lot easier that I think it is?


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VJware's picture

Once the tape is inserted, run an inventory followed by a catalog. Post a successful catalog, you should be able to view the backup sets on the tape and then can choose the option of a redirected restore to restore the files onto a different server.

CraigV's picture

...I'd also suggest selecting the relevant date range when restoring. BE tends to choose some date range from the past (which is annoying!) meaning the tapes don't always show up initially...


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Wish I was in the Pub's picture

Sounds good, thanks for the info.

I will have a try and see what happens.