Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

How to restore data from Veritas BKF files

Posted on 2007-12-06
5
4,103 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-01
Hi there,

My server has just gone down and I have been using veritas to backup my data on to a portable backup drive.  As my server is down, how do I restore my data from these bkf files on my pc...? is there a way or do I have to wait until the server is fixed/rebiuilt ect before I can restore this data into something readable...? Can I use NT backup on my xp pc to read and restore this data..?

This is really urgent and any help will be gratefully appreciated.

Thanks

Philip
0
Comment
Question by:philipgecko
5 Comments
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:ArtieG
ID: 20422681
Microsoft NT Backup works and operates with .BKF files as well. You should be able to open these backup files with NT Backup.

To do so:
Open NT Backup
Select the "Restore and Manage Media" Tab
Right click on "File" and select "Catalog File"
Click "Browse" and select your file. Then press OK to open Backup File.
This should allow you to open your Veritas Backup File
0
 

Author Comment

by:philipgecko
ID: 20423019
On my portable drive I have about 20 .bkf files and when i do what you suggest I can only catalaogue one at a time and then it says its corrupt which I know too well its not...... any other ideas...?
0
 
LVL 23

Accepted Solution

by:
bhanukir7 earned 500 total points
ID: 20439596
Hi,

The best way would be to install backup exec on alternate server and try to restore the data. Merge the data on the media and then restore the data.
Though the file extension is bkf still there are issue with ntbackup being able t read the bkf file as the native ntbackup is a older version of veritas backup. while they have the newer version of ntbackup in backup exec and netbackup.

bhanu

bhanu
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
PowerShell one liner to pull server names 3 64
Server 2008 Software Raid 1, Upgrading Drives 8 88
Questions about DHCP migration 5 81
Raising Forest Functional Level 9 35
A Bare Metal Image backup allows for the restore of an entire system to a similar or dissimilar hardware. They are highly useful for migrations and disaster recovery. Bare Metal Image backups support Full and Incremental backups. Differential backup…
Microsoft will be releasing the Windows 10 Creators Update in just a matter of weeks. Are you prepared? Follow these steps to ensure everything goes smoothly and you don't lose valuable data on your PC.
This tutorial will show how to configure a new Backup Exec 2012 server and move an existing database to that server with the use of the BEUtility. Install Backup Exec 2012 on the new server and apply all of the latest hotfixes and service packs. The…
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…

837 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question