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Retired media, can I restore?

Hi,

We have some files on a tape that we need to restore. The data was backed up to a tape drive via a SCSI cable. When I try to restore the data a few times (very large files) the tape added the label 'bad media'. I then tried to re-catalog it and it went into retired media.

I need tha data from this tape and am pretty sure it not damaged as had been in a tape library, so no human contact. Can I get it out of the retired media state and restore the files?
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Hedley PhillipsOwnerCommented:
Yes, you can right hand click and "Associate with media set".

Then try running an inventory and catalog on the tape and see what the system says about it.
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Hedley PhillipsOwnerCommented:
But have a read through these first:

The error message "Bad Data" is reported by Backup Exec during backup or verify operations.
http://seer.entsupport.symantec.com/docs/192130.htm


Backup Exec for Windows Servers reports that "the media is bad."
http://seer.entsupport.symantec.com/docs/280026.htm

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wannabecraigAuthor Commented:
I've run the inventory, what does it do? It's taking quite a long time.
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bignewfCommented:
Let the inventory run through the tapes. It re-indexes the tapes with the new media set and will allow you to do a restore by enumerating the backed-up folder structure on the tape.
After the inventory is succusseful, you should be able to read the backuped data and then try a test restore
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