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.bkf file appears to be empty

Posted on 2009-05-17
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Here is the scenerio:
-old file server which I ran MS backup utility to create a .bkf file
-moved .bkf file to another computer via network. This computer was not in
the same domain as the backed up computer.
-verified the files were there after the move.
-wiped old server and re-installed Server2003, etc...
-joined re-installed computer to new domain.
-joined storage computer to new domain.
-opened the .bkf with the backup tool in Windows and found nothing but the worf "file".
-the .bkf is still the same size as it was when it was moved.

I have this situation on two seperate .bkf files on two seperate machines. Clearly something is wrong, but I cannot figure out what. It goes without saying that these backups must be restored. Can anyone help??? Please and thank you!
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by:lance_corporal_jones
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Try Recatalog the file by opening NTbackup in non wizard mode, tools, then "catalog a backup file"
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by:JP_TechGroup
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Figured it out. Opening the .bkf file only starts the MS Backup/Restore wizard... not the actual backup itself. Go to the Browse option at the upper, right-hand corner of the screen and browse to the.bkf file. Viola!
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Recataloging the file in NON wizard mode (Advanced mode) would of solved it as well. :)
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Answer provided and comment added by author point to the same solution.
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Points for you!
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