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restore netbackup tape with backup exec 2012

Created: 06 Jun 2012 | 2 comments

Dear Sir/Madam,

I have few tapes which backuped with Netbackup 6 (linux). I would like to know, is it possible restore these netbackup tapes by backup exec 2012 ?

Please reply urgently.


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Sush...'s picture

I doubt that will be supported or even work. I found this technote where it mentions about Backup Exec tapes to be read in Netbackup but that is for older version too. : DOCUMENTATION: Statement of support for the importing of Backup Exec images in NetBackup 7.x using the Backup Exec Tape Reader

Backup Exec writes and read the data from tape in Microsoft Tape Format (MTF) and I am pretty sure Netbackup uses some different format. So I do not think Backup Exec will be able to read the data written by Netbackup.



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teiva-boy's picture

NBU writes tapes in a modified TAR format.  

BackupExec writes in the MTF (Microsoft Tape Format)

He speaks Greek, you speak english..  Not gonna happen.

NBU used to be able to import BE tapes, but that has ceased with the latter releases of 7.x.  Looks like they will forever be individual seperate products.

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."