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Very long restore

Created: 18 Nov 2013 | 2 comments


I am using Backup Exec 12.5 with backup to disk as media. When I start a restore of data from a fileserver the job starts and states in the Job Setup the media required to complete the restore. But when I look at the devices tab it seems that Backup Exec goes through all the Media files (4 GB in size) from the first one indicated to be required until the last one indicated to be required.

When restoring data for another server, using another "device" (backup to disk location) which also has multiple media files does not seem to scan all the media files, but only the ones required.

Kind regards


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CraigV's picture


How are the backups configured? Are they full, incremental or differential?


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bstraaten's picture

Hello Craig,

the backups are full during the weekend, and differential during weekdays.

The tests I ran today are done using the full backup media set, containing 23 media file of 4 GB each. Since the "scan" of each media file requires 15 - 10 minutes you can imagine it takes ages for restoring a file located in one of the last media files....

Kind regards