We're using a Backup-to-Disk Folder called "B2D-sql".
A few months ago, we copied the B2D00xxxx.bkf-files to another location for safe keeping (probably not best practice).
We continued to use the "B2D-sql" Backup-to-Disk Folder as before.
Now, a few months later, of course all of the B2D-files has been overwritten many times, and we need a restore from the old B2D-files we kept for safe keeping.
I've created a new Backup-to-Disk Folder called "B2D-temp", and specified the location for the old B2D-files. I got an error "The backup-to-disk folder "B2D-Sql" was found at the specified path. It is already a device on this machine and cannot be added as a shared device.".
Then, I moved the Changer.cfg and Folder.cfg files and tried again. Success. :-)
I ran an Inventory on the "B2D-temp" folder, and the strange thing is that the Media (which has the smae names as the ones in "B2D-sql") has also the same dates. Probably due to some caching somewhere. I have tried renameing the Catalog-folder in c:\program files\Symantec\Backup Exec\, and restarted the services, but after a Inventory the same (new) dates appear - not the old ones. When i check in Explorer, the last changes dates are OK.
When I try to run a new Catalog on the "B2D-temp" Folder, the Catalog for the first bkf-file is Successful, but all the others failes with "e0000900 - The requested media is not listed in the media index and could not be mounted. To add the media's catalog information to the disk-based catalogs, run an inventory operation on the media and resubmit the Catalog operation.". All though I get a byte count on everyone, it seems like it "overwrites" the previous Catalogs, so I cannot get a complete overview in "Restore, View by Resource".
I understand that this is because I allready have the same files in "B2D-sql", and that the way we copied it some months ago obviously isn't the way to do it.
*** The Question *** : how can I make Backup Exec "forget" about the "B2D-sql" Folder files, and just concentrate on "B2D-temp" so I can do a restore?
Btw, I've tried using "ntbackup" for the .bkf-files, but it just restores 0 files and 0 bytes.
I've also tried OpenBKF.net, but I got the error "no data found in backup file".