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

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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.

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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.


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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.

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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?

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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.
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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.

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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.  

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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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