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Probelm with Cataloging - BE2012 SP1

Created: 12 Dec 2012 | 5 comments

I i just inserted an old tapes set of 3 years ago..

i am trying to make cataloging..i recieve a repeatly error for every tape:

any ideas?



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VJware's picture

From the Backup Exec button (yellow button @ extreme top left corner), choose Configuration & Settings - Backup Exec Settings - Catalogs...

Uncheck the option for - use storage media catalogs & re-run the catalog job..if it fails, check if it fails with byte count... if indeed yes, see if you can view the restore selections..

Abed S.'s picture

Sorry, but this option is not selecetd by default in my side..


any other idea?

Donald Eady's picture

Did you inventory the media before trying to catalog it. Please view below


I hope this posting was helpful


Abed S.'s picture


For sure I run inventory first..then catalog..

but something strange..

Even the Error messages..I can see the view the Restore Selections when i try to restore..but not all of them!

any other ideas?

Jaydeep S's picture

FRom the Devices tab, select the tape media and view the backupset details. This should give you a more accurate idea of what is on the tape. In 2012, restore view a lot of things are grouped seperately, like Files folders and drives,  System state, Exchange, SQL. So thy all might not be visible in a single restore selection.