Find out the exact backup id(s) associated with specific files/folders that have been backed up
When I configure a restore in BAR for a client, say, for the MS-Windows policy type, I can select a specific folder or file, click Actions > Preview Media and it would tell me which media id(s) the folder/file is associated with.
Since BAR knows which media id(s) my selected file is stored in, it obviously knows which backup id(s) (image id) the file is associated with. Because if it doesn't, then it shouldn't be able to tell me which media id(s) the file is stored in.
What I want to find out, is the backup id(s) associated with the file I selected for restore.
The Preview Media option in BAR only tells me the associated media id(s) for the file, but I also want to know its associated backup id(s).
If I use the "Images on Tape" report, or the catalog "verify" feature against a media id, it would tell me all the backup ids associated with that media id.
But picture this problem:
A single backup policy backs up one client: somesvr
The selection list contains different drives and folders for somesvr.
If the media ABC011 contains ten backup ids, and they all begin with somesvr_xxxxxxxxxx (x = ctime code).
Then which backup id(s) out of the ten contains the file C:\test.txt on the server "somesvr" ?
In BAR, if I select the file C:\test.txt (for a specific day and time), then use Preview Media, it tells me this file is stored in ABC011.
But the problem is, I want to know which backup id(s) out of all backup id(s) inside ABC011 this file is really associated with.
Thanks for your time!
P.S. I know I could use bpflist to find out what folder/files each backup id contains, but I consider this an inefficient solution when I have hundereds of backup ids to go through.