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Can you restore data from .b2d file without using Backup Exec's Restore Process?

Last Modified: 2013-12-01
Is it possible to restore data from a backup set created by Backup Exec (b2d file) without using the Backup Exec?

I have tried the Restore process but for some reason I do not have a Media set that corresponds with the backup data.
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Windows NT Backup could be used to restore Backup Exec bkf files.

I'm not sure what you mean with "not having a media set that corresponds to the backup data". Media sets just determine retention and they should not have any influence over restoring data.


I have B2D files not BKF files. They were created by Backup Exec's Backup-2-Disk feature.  
I don't seem to have a option to restore from my backed up B2D files. It wants the corresponding Media set. Unfortunately it only has yesterday's media set listed and I need last Wednesdays.



I have Backup Exec set to overwrite the backup everyday but I have another software that creates a copy of the B2D files before the the next backup. Unfortunately, I think Backup Exec will only let you restore from the latest backup.

OK. How is your backup job set up? Generally when Backup Exec doesn't show certain data for restore, it means that data is no longer available.
Check your job setup - could the job be set to "Overwrite"? Could you be overwriting a day's backup on the following day?
I suggesy you check the job log from Wednesday and the one from yesterday. Check where it lists the media name - is it the same piece of "media" for both jobs?


Yeah, I have the backups set to overwrite but I thought I could copy that entire backup directory to anther drive and restore it if needed. Unfortunately, I can only restore from yesterday's backup. I have the files from the other days but I have no way of opening them or restoring them.


I tried the solution posted on this EE Question
 ( https://www.experts-exchange.com/Storage/Misc/Q_22029551.html )  but I get the following error.
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For the other article you found - make sure to run an inventory on the B2D folder first.


honmapog you are awesome!

I was able to restore the data from the old backup. The backup was split into 4 separate B2D files.
* I had to right click on each one and Catalog them separately.
* Then I right clicked on each B2D file and Moved it to the Foreign System Media.
* Then I was able to see the list of Foreign Media and right click on each and restore the files.

I'm not sure if I did it correctly but I was able to get the information I needed.  


Great Job!!! You made my day a lot better!!!
Iamthecreator OMIT/EE Solution Guide

Use NTBACKUP to INVENTORY,CATALOG the media and once it has been cataloged you should be able to restore from the b2d file (*.bkf)

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