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Restore Data backedup through NTbackup

Created: 26 Jan 2014 • Updated: 22 Apr 2014 | 2 comments
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Hi Experts,

I need to restore data from tape being backed up thru WindowsNT.I had tried the following steps 

1.Inventory the tape in Backupexec 2012-Successfull

Upon inventory the tape shows as Retired Media

2.Catalog the tape-Fails

The catalog job runs forever untill cancelled

The tape drive picks and leaves the tape 

Is there any technote for Backupexec 2012 which shows how to restore data backedup in other environment and other backup software

Thanks in advance.

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pkh's picture

No. There is no guarantee that you will be able to restore a backup taken with another software. More often than not, the catalog or the restore will fail

CraigV's picture

...this doesn't really work. Tried it myself actually with a site server that failed, and we had to revert to data backed up by BE from 2 months before.

While BE writes in the *.bkf file format, and MIGHT be able to restore the same files from NTbackup, it really struggles. I never got it right.

Check the MS link below if you are running Server 2008 (as tagged!) and see if you can restore with this official utility:


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