Backup Exec 8.6 Catalog a backup tape from an off-site location to a server
Posted on 2006-04-25
I am currently using Veritas Backup Exec for Windows 2000, version 8.6. We had a computer tech onsite until recently who was able to take a tape created at an offsite location, using the same exact tape drive and software as is in our office, and create a "log", or "catalog" of the items on that tape to our server. When you go into the program and click on the "Restore" tab, you see a listing of all of the previous tape logs for this particular location. There are no files stored on the server, only a log that you would normally get during a backup procedure (your files would remain on the backup tape, but the log would include a listing of all directories and files on the tape).
Now that our tech is no longer with us, it is my responsibility to take these tapes and create the log. I know this is a workable procedure on our system, I just don't know how to do it. Can anyone tell me how to do this? I need to create the log so it shows when I click on the Restore tab of the Backup Exec program, but I do not want to copy all of the actual files onto our server. I have spent days reading through manuals and searching online for answers, but I have not been able to create this log. Please help.