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Search for a file in a specific backup.

Created: 31 Jan 2014 | 4 comments

There are times that I get a request for restore and not given the whole path so I can find the file and restore it. What I'm given is the mapped path on the end user's computer. To make things quicker, is there a way that I could search the specific backup or a specific drive on the backup for a filename? I've tried the "search backups" option in back, archive and restore and don't get any results.

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StefanosM's picture

you can use the search option of the operational restore using opscenter.

Or you can use the bplist or bpflist commands to find your file

Nicolai's picture

As of 7.5 Netbackup has a nbfilefind command - with 7.1 you need to use the bplist and bpflist as Stefanos mention.

nbfindfile – search files or folders based on simple search criteria

http://kbdownload.symantec.com/resources/sites/BUS...

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DavidMac's picture

I believe the searches are case sensitive, so beware.

Nicolai's picture

One example how how to use bplist:

http://www.mass.dk/netbackup/quick-hints/94-how-to...

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